Category Archives: grains

Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges

Rice Salad from What We Eat– What We Eat isn’t primarily a cookbook.  There are only about half a dozen recipes.  Mostly it is a picture book about nutrition, foods from around the world, where food comes from, how it grows, and how different cultures eat.  It’s a good library book, I am not sure […]

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Quinoa and Amaranth Crockpot Breakfast

This was ridiculously simple. It made more than enough to feed 5 people with leftovers (because two of the 8 people here are teenaged boys who rummaged for leftover pizza). 2 cups of amaranth 2 cups of quinoa 8 cups of water brown sugar to taste about 1/3 cup coconut oil or other fat Melt […]

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Risotto with Butternut Squash

Risotto:with butternut squash 1 medium butternut squash (1. 5 pounds) peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2 inch cubes)1 T. olive oil18 sage leaves, 12 left whole, 6 finely shredded.1/2 t. saltfreshly ground black pepper to taste7 cups vegetable broth or water (could use tea ready hot water tap?)3 T unsalted butter1 T. olive oil1 medium onion […]

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Oatmeal Casserole

Here’s another favorite oatmeal standby- I first discovered the original about 18 years ago in the big family newsletter Bill and Mary Pride’s family published (I cannot think of the name right now, but it was full of helpful, practical advice and recipes from other larger than average families). The original recipe used butter or […]

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Here’s our granola recipe:Skillet Granola- this recipe is quicker to make than most granola recipes (you can mix it up, cook it and eat it in less than half an hour), but it doesn’t store for as long because it’s moister than the oven dried granola. This does not matter to us because we eat […]

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Slow Cooked Grains for Breakfast

Breakfast (you must begin this the evening before) : Slow-cooker Cereal1 c. oat groats1 c. millet1/4 c. unflavored tvp (tvp is available at your health food store and is sold as texturized protein granules. You can make this without the tvp, but you will probably be hungry again sooner. TVP is a protein, and most […]

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Risotto with Tomatoes and Baby Limas

Risotto with tomatoes and baby limas steam baby lima beans (frozen) for five minutesSet aside. In a saucepan bring 7 cups of broth to simmer, keep at bare simmer in heavy 4 quart casserole, heat oil and butter over meduium heat, add 2 minced shallots and 2 minced garlic cloves, saute for 2 or 3 […]

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Whole Grain Focaccia Bread, soaked grain recipe

This is how I made this bread, the ingredients I had.  You can make substitutions, of course.  After all, the original recipe has water instead of milk,  only wheat flour, and calls for no soaking time at all. Combine in bowl:4 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour2 cups freshly ground flour from oat groats3 cups […]

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Wheat-Free Lemon Poppyseed Banana Bread, Soaked Grain Recipe (If you want it to be)

I adapted this recipe from a sour cream banana bread receipt by Tim. D. Culey of Baton Rouge, La, posted online here. (Actually, when I printed it out in 2004, it was posted online somewhere else, but that site is down, so I googled and found the recipe elsewhere). My recipe, however, has no sour […]

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Blender Pancakes

Updated 2/13 to add embarrassing omission (the baking powder and soda) Here is a way to get whole grain pancakes without a grain mill. For about 14 generously sized pancakes, place in your blender: 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk (we use 1 tablespoon vinegar in the milk if our raw milk hasn’t gone sour)1 egg2 […]

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