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Flavors of Instant Oatmeal without the junk.

Making your own versions of the artificially flavored and preservative laden convenience foods is something I've endeavored to do for quite some time. It is not only better for you and more healthy for your body, but it is more cost effective as well. Some options for flavors are as simple as dried apples and […] Read more
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Whole Grain Fruit Cobbler

~~~~~~~ Recipe of the Month from 2008 Newsletter ~~~~~~~ - Whole Grain Fruit Cobbler- Ingredients: 3 Cups of sliced fruits (berries, apples, pit fruits are best) **Option - 2 Cans Fruit Pie Filling of choice** 2 TBS Corn Starch **omit if using canned 2 TBS Organic Evaporated Cane Crystals **omit if canned 2 Cups Organic […] Read more
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Grain Specific on Tonight’s Radio Show: Oats

Getting Grain Specific: Sewing some (wild) oats on tonight's Radio Show! Home-made Granola, High Protein Granola Bars, Healthy 'flavored' Instant Oats, and more ideas for oats to go  where  no oat has gone before! Tune in and get your links,  recipes and inspiration to turn this 'gruel' into a useful  menu  stretching tool!  Read more
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Oats are more than porridge or gruel!

Whole Oats (usually Whole Rolled Oats) are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Whole oats have been proven to help reduce cholesterol levels and make a great healthy breakfast that will keep you contented all the way until lunch. Oats are very seldom sold with the hull left on for eating. You […] Read more

How do I eat more whole grains?

This is the eve of the New Year, 2009. One of the resolutions for many people is to eat more healthy and take charge of thier nutrition. Today I was asked a very simple (yet also could get confusing) question: How do I eat more whole grains? The FDA has said to make at least […] Read more

Whole Grain Pancakes

Pancakes are an easy, fast and tasty breakfast, or even a nice late night dinner. When made with whole grains, these fluffy treats add the bonus of fiber and nutrition that is missing from a box-mix. Pancakes can be made with buckwheat (not a grain but a seed), oatmeal, cornmeal, wheat, Ezekiel Flour (for a […] Read more

The best dessert (or breakfast) ring EVER!

The other night, on a whim, I decided to make a 'Blueberry Tea Ring' for a get-together. Well, it was WAY too small for the number of people who showed up so I hid it in the corner of the kitchen. Much to my surprise, it was 'found' and the word spread fast! This dessert […] Read more

Homemade, Whole Grain Breakfast on the go!

Fall is around the corner and families getting busy after the warm long, days of summer. With this season change ahead, it's time to think about how to keep the family eating healthy while they are rushing out the door in the morning. Yes, it is still possible to incorporate whole grains into a good, […] Read more

Flour, Grain and Milling Tips:

The NUMBER ONE TIP to making healthy, inexpensive and tasty bread is FRESH FLOUR. Store bought flour is what we refer to as 'dead' flour or what makes a 'dead bread' because it has been stripped of all it's natural nutrients, then 'enriched' (because it was stripped) with synthetic vitamins?and left to sit on a […] Read more

Whole grains and beans to stretch your grocery budget.

Using whole grains is not only healthy, but it is a wonderful choice for stretching your grocery budget. As food prices rise and gasoline increases (effecting shipping) it is more and more important to stretch your groceries as far as you can for as long as you can. We want to do this without sacrificing […] Read more