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Sounds great; I'll be over for breakfast at your place tomorrow morning so make extra!!!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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That's great ANI. I love buckwheat, and funny enough. I just got home from shopping with my NEW crockpot! I never used one before, but I thought, hmmm... self, those things look handy! And here the first recipe you have posted is a great recipe for crockpot breakfast! YUM!

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Okay, after this post (which you didn't ask for...sigh) I'm going to go finish doing all the projects I promised to get done today...LOL!!
Here's some buckwheat recipes from the RecipeZaar website:
www.recipezaar.com/Gluten-Free-Crock
-P
ot-Breakfast-Grains-304257


www.recipezaar.com/Hunza-Bread-28931
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www.recipezaar.com/Peppered-Kasha-Bu
ck
wheat-Groats-With-Mushrooms-and-OnioR>ns-294160


www.recipezaar.com/Wholemeal-Buckwhe
at
-Bread-332714


www.recipezaar.com/Raw-Unbaked-Buckw
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at-Sesame-Raisin-Crackers-356189


www.recipezaar.com/vegetarian-burger
s-
buckwheatkasha-368253


Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I LOVE Soba noodles. I buy them all the time. My five year old also loves them!!! emoticon

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Buckwheat groats are a hulled and cracked (into large, medium or small pieces) style of buckwheat though sometimes I hear people referring to whole buckwheat kernels as "groats". Kasha is cracked buckwheat that has been toasted to remove a bitter flavor. The small style cracked, toasted buckwheat is a fantastic hot cereal that cooks up quick. In fact I've kind of forgotten about it there on my shelf. Think I'll have some for dinner with some fish and veggies...or maybe lunch.
Bob's Red Mill carries it as does Arrowhead Mills.
You can sprout the un-hulled (black) kernels and then dry them and even grind them to make cereal or flour. Very nutritious.
See:
http://www.sproutpeople.com/seed/bwgroat
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BTW, have you ever tried Soba noodles? I like the ones that are pure buckwheat; most of them are a mix of wheat and buckwheat. They are wonderful as a side dish or in soups.


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ANI. Am I correct then in thinking that we should concentrate our efforts to eating more Omega-3's?

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Oh, ANI! I had to sign up for the newsletter in order to read the link! LOL!

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Ducky is on a roll; stand back!!
Here's another goodie from the doctor. This one is sooo informative for any of you who are truly curious about getting your omega acids straightened out.
There are other places you can look, like the Nourishing Traditions website; those people really know their stuff and in fact the good doctor relies on them for good info as well. articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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Thanks, ANI. I use exclusively EVOO. I think I am going to buy some REAL butter (organic) and my new CLEAN cookbook makes use of coconut oil quite a bit, so if I see some I may buy some of that also. Today is my shopping day!
ANI, where would I buy buckwheat groats. Is it just unrefined buckwheat? I have buckwheat flour, but I have a recipe that call for the grotats... I guess the health food store. My local grocer is pretty good for natural and organic goodies, but I have not seen this item there before...

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Here's a snippet from one of many articles posted by Doctor Mercola on the Omega Acid issue.

In case you wonder:
You might be temped to think that I rely on Doc M for all my info since I do post links and articles from him. No, I read a lot of stuff; it's just that Doc M summarizes it all so well so concisely so that's the stuff I frequently post here on SparkPeople.

Anyway, here's the "snippet":
Generally our diet contains far to much omega 6 fats. Experts looking at the dietary ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids suggest that in early human history the ratio was about 1:1. Currently most Americans eat a dietary ratio that falls between 20:1 and 50:1. The optimal ratio is most likely closer to the original ratio of 1:1. For most of us this means greatly reducing the omega-6 fatty acids we consume and increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

Please recognize that we get ALL the omega-6 and omega-9 fat we need from food. We do NOT need to take any supplements for these fats. Many of the omega fat supplements you see in health food stores will only serve to worsen your health, not improve it as they contain omega 6 fats which will worsen your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.

I strongly recommend avoiding sunflower, corn, soy, safflower, canola, or products that contain these oils. That is no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats, no margarine, no vegetable oil, no shortening. These oils are chock full of omega-6 fats and will only worsen your omega 6:omega 3 ratio.

Acceptable oils will be a high quality extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocados, and organic butter, or better yet grass-fed organic butter.

Another way to improve your omega 6:3 ratio is to change the type of meat you are eating. You could consume more game meat like venison, or other game animals that are raised exclusively on grass type foods. However, these are hard to find and generally more expensive than beef.

Since nearly all cattle are grain fed before slaughter, if you eat most traditionally raised beef, it will typically worsen you omega 6:omega 3 ratio.

Normally a good ratio for omega 6:3 in fish is 2 or 3 to 1. The lower the better. Grassfed beef from Grassfed Organics is much higher in Omega 3 than fish, with a 6:3 ratio of 0.16 to 1. This information is from a study done at Iowa State University in August 2001.

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"This was passed to me. I'm confused by it, because GOD wanted us to eat F&V instead of animals. Omega 3 is from animal and Omega 6 is from F&V."

Too funny!

GOD wants me to eat animals, she personal told me so!

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I just want to insert here that it's not that omega 6s are bad it's that we, as a food culture, have become severely unbalanced with the 6s and the 3s. And the 6s that we do get come almost entirely from refined, over-heated etc oils (they are cheap) and we just haven't had enough of the 3s. I can't remember right off the bat what the ratio is suppose to be for optimal health but I do know that whichever one we are consuming it must be un-refined--that's a MUST!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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emoticon That's funny about your goat and your dog, ANI. No, I didn't read it...

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Oh, BTW did anybody else read the SparkPeople article that came in this morning about fish? It's a goodie; you should read it.

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Well golly Beccie, I just have to disagree with you there. In the New Testament where we get all that wonderful grace, forgiveness, redemption, hope etc., etc., all that stuff that we simply couldn't go without (not as Christians anywho) you will find that it is good to eat animals. I admit that I don't completely understand that 'cuz I would find it very hard to eat my dog or my goat--their eyes would slay me.

Going veggie is ok too according to the NT. No rules one way or another. If a person thinks they can live up to old testament rules and laws or customs then they have to obey the whole dern thing or else...oh boy! I'll take Grace over that any day...for sure.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Yup, the cold water fish have more omega 3s - salmon, sardines, etc. but the author says that the Omega 3 vs. Omega 6 content in fish also comes from what they eat, rather than being something they just have. Once again, its all about how so much corn shows up in our diets, whether directly or indirectly. Farm raised fish and factory-farm raised cattle and chickens all get corn instead of their natural food sources, and the balance tips toward Omega 6s.

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Well, I think you get a lot of omega 3's from fish oils. Jesus was a fisherman!

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Actually, flax seed has a very high (relative to its mass) concentration of Omega 3s, so its not quite that cut and dried. The article also says to increase leafy greens to increase your omega 3s and that grass-fed meat is healthier for us.

Edited by: PAG2809 at: 9/23/2009 (18:19)
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This was passed to me. I'm confused by it, because GOD wanted us to eat F&V instead of animals. Omega 3 is from animal and Omega 6 is from F&V.

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