What I did was made a sponge with the rye starter with approx 1 cup of rye, the starter out of the jar & enuf water to make a batter. Left that until it was all bubbly.
After taking out a bit for next time, I added, approx 1/2 c cocoa powder, 1 c of strong coffee, 1 c raisins, a tsp salt, a few tbsp of the horse's mollasses ( shhh don't tell dh but I'd run out of the people one ) & enuf rye flour to make a dough. I then kneaded this for a while. Until it felt sort of springy. I left it overnight & the next day to rise. It didn't really rise noticeably but when I baked it it did.
Preheat the oven to 200degC ( note here this is centigrade not fahrenheit ), bung in the bread which I put in a loaf shape on a baking tray. Bake for 10 mins & turn down to 180degC. Bake until done which will most likely be another 30 mins or so but check after about 20.
I think you could add some presoaked walnuts to it which would be nice. I had mine with raw butter & some raw pecorini romano cheese I found in the supermarket.
Re: dinners without grains. Right now it is potato season here & they taste so good if you grow your own. So we have things like last night we had pan fried hapuka, mashed purple potatoes & fried kale. Then we had tamarillos marinated in manuka honey for pudding. Sometimes I will do roast cauliflower as the starchy part of the meal. Or kumara or yams basically some kind of root vege. dh is very plain in his food tastes so he pretty much likes meat, potatoes & a vege. I used to cook loads of curries & stuff like that but he'd never eat them & the kids started picking up on the negativity so I figured I needed to work in with what everyone eats that is healthy & what I can grow or buy that is grown locally.
Cheese omlettes with salad & some kind of green vege in season & maybe some carrots is another grain free meal. I make beef stews with beef, chicken or beef broth & whatever I have in the garden such as onoins, garlic, carrots, soup peas, kale, leeks. Roast rooster with roasted veges in another meal, then you make broth with the carcass & have the leftovers with potato salad the next day. Shepherds pie is aonther good meal. Mashed potatoes, kumara & pumpkin with some grated nutmeg & lots of butter is real nice with things.
In the summer we don;t have potatoes as they aren't ready. Well other than jersey bennes around about xmas. So we tend to eat more egg dishes, roast summer veges from the garden etc.