Category Archives: grains


Following the tutorial here, I used the rest of some rice which I had cooked using liquid from some leftover beef stew to make onigiri for the first time. The small round, sort of flattish ones worked very well and were wildly popular, but they had no filling. I made those using the mini muffin […]

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Sesame Buckwheat Bread

Basically, this is a very hearty sort of pumpernickel bread.  This is my favorite home-made bread to eat, but I do not make it very often because I think I am the only one who likes it.  I am definitely the only one who likes it as much as I do. The first time I […]

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Crackers, a soaked grain recipe (If you like)

From Delores Casella’s A World of Breads Soaked Grain Version:2 cups flour1 t. salt1/4 cup butter1/2 cup sour milk1 large egg Stir flour and salt together.  Cut the butter into the mixture until it is the consistency of cornmeal.  Stir in sour milk.  Cover, leave out overnight, or at least for a few hours (If […]

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Pumpernickel Bread

This is from the World of Breads cookbook by Delores Casella.  It was published in 1974 Ingredients 3 packages of dry yeast, or 2 Tablespoons and a scant teaspoon of yeast1 1/2 cups warm water4 t. salt1/2 cup molasses1-3 Tablespoons caraway seeds2 tablespoons soft shortening2 cups unsifted coarse rye meal or 2 3/4 cups sifted rye […]

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Curried Chicken with Mango Chutney over Coconut Rice

I knew what I wanted to make based on certain ingredients I had on hand, so I looked up recipes. I never found exactly what I wanted, so I combined at least four different recipes- picking and choosing, with a couple of twists of my own, to come up with this. It was delicious. It’s […]

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Maple Almond Breadsticks

Maple Almond Breadsticks 8 cups of whole grain flours- I used 2 cups of organic, unsweetened, dessicated coconut that I whirled through the S blade of my food processor, and 6 cups of freshly ground organic soft wheat berries 1 teaspoon of salt, I used sea salt 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons of ground coriander […]

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skillet granola

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 it before it […]

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You can eat granola in your hand dry, or in a bowl with with milk, yogurt, or water.Making it is very easy, much cheaper than buying it, and it’s quite a forgiving recipe. You can have endless variety. Mix these in a Bowl of Enormous Proportions: Rolled oats- 16 cupsShredded coconut- 1 & 1/2 cups […]

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Barley Corn Salad

Barley Corn Salad 3 cups cooked barley3 cups cooked corn (I just add frozen corn, don’t even defrost it all the way. It’s hot enough most summers that it will thaw sufficiently by serving time, and it helps cool the salad)3/4 cup diced sweet red pepper1/2 cup diced green pepper1/2 cup diced green onions1/4 cup […]

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Rice Salad for Twelve

Rice Salad for Twelve 6 cups cooked rice (we use brown rice) 1-1/2 cups cooked kidney or garbanzo beans (about one can, I think) 3/4 lb. turkey ham, cut in small strips 3/4 lb. Gouda cheese, cut into cubes 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs. fresh parsley, […]

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