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Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf

It’s Fit Friday!! Miss Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness is here to hang out with us! I love having her visit and inspire our fitness!! 

This week Nichole’s Goal Setting Tips!  A Healthy Recipe: Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf from me + Goal Setting Tips from Nichole= a healthy, happy, balanced life!

Nichole’s Goal Setting Tips:

We are almost a week into the New Year, by now you have made your goals, you have found your path, and you are still excited about it all….hopefully. We are going to start this Fit Friday New Year with a great workout!

In my classes, with my clients, and on my blog I am going back to the basics for the next few weeks. Keeping the movements simple while getting a great workout in at the same time!
This week’s workout getting us running and throwing in some resistance moves. I love circuit training workouts, they are always good to have in your handbag of tricks for days where you want to get a lot done but don’t have time to. All of our resistance moves are going to be solid moves that we all know and what is more basic then running, we grow up doing that.
If you are lucky enough to be outside right now hit a local track, I will be on the track in my gym or on a treadmill. All of our running distances will be .25 mile or 400 m, however you want to look at it. These are short which means they should be hard, push yourself!

Ruthie’s Healthy Recipe. . .

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf is a no-knead bread dough that you’ll fall in completely love with. . . in fact it’s SO good you may want to make a double batch and freeze one! 

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf is a no-knead bread dough that you'll fall in completely love with. . . on

One of my favorite parts about these kinds of breads (besides that fact that they are simple to make) is that there’s no oil in them.  But don’t you worry. . . they’re still moist and soft and amazing in every way!!  I love my sourdough starter and it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a sourdough recipe~ you can find my other sourdough creations HERE

Sourdough starters have been used all around the world for as long as bread making has been an art.  When you savor the depth of flavor in this loaf and the beautiful transformation the loaf goes through as it rises, it’s quite remarkable.  Beautiful.

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf is a no-knead bread dough that you'll fall in completely love with. . . on

Sourdough remained the usual form of leavening down into the European Middle Ages, it’s as old as the hills, in other words 🙂

I hope you’ll jump on board with the Sourdough love that’s going on around here… it’s easy to make you’re own! This a great sourdough started recipe from King Arthur Flour with some awesome tips and tricks for taking care of it.  It needs a little bit of love in the form of flour and water a couple times a week if it lives out of the fridge.  If you keep it in the fridge then once a week will do it!

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf is a no-knead bread dough that you'll fall in completely love with. . . on

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf has got to make an appearance at your dinner table! You’ll love it!!

Happy Fit Friday!

Much Love and Peace~

Nichole and Ruthie

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Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf

Parmesan Olive Artisan Loaf is a no-knead bread dough that you'll fall in completely love with. . . on
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced olives


  1. Coat one side of a piece of saran wrap with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large non-metallic bowl combine flours, sea salt, and yeast; mix to combine.
  3. Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and olives; mix.
  4. Add hot water, stir by hand until evenly moistened.
  5. Add sourdough starter; mix to incorporate (it will have lumps.)
  6. Cover entire bowl with prepared saran wrap.
  7. Let sit for at least 12-18 hours. (can go longer if needed)
  8. Gently turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, pull the sides in, and flip the loaf over.
  9. Cover again with the same saran and let raise for 45 min.
  10. Preheat oven to 450 degrees with ceramic dutch oven and lid inside.
  11. Carefully place dough in pot, top with remaining 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, replace lid, and cook for 20-22 minutes - a deep brown, crispy top of loaf is desired.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.
  13. Slice and Enjoy!


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