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4/27/08 9:24 P

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I use flax in my baking. I usually bake whole wheat, so my pancakes, waffles, cookies, breads already have an "earthy" taste to them (LOL). But I have found that anything that I bake with nuts is good to add flax seeds to. I have a sep coffee grinder (around $10), that I use only for flax seeds. I grind only what I need. I use a tad less fat when I am baking with flax.

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4/26/08 2:04 A

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Thanks, KFG. That is such great info!
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4/26/08 12:10 A

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Thanks for the info!!

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4/25/08 11:24 P

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here is a couple more articles on chia.. I have been mixing the jel into my oatmeal after I get finished cooking it in the mornings too.. I have used it in smoothies and yogurt too.


It is very low in calories too..2tbls has 56 calories www.prevention.com/cda/article/3-rea
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www.chiaseedandoil.com/faqs.htm

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4/25/08 12:57 P

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Thanks WCArtist! I guess it did change, but that booklet is GREAT! Quick thinking for you to see that and send it to all of us. You're the best!
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4/25/08 12:17 P

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Did you see the add in the top corner by google? Recipes using Chia seed!! Just in case it changes here is the link:
www.chiaseedandoil.com/recipes/free.
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4/25/08 12:13 P

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It's so easy!! Wonderful, emoticon

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4/25/08 11:37 A

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DH and I had never heard of making jelly with chia. We're definitely gonna try that now. Thanks for the great idea, KFG!
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warm some juice in the microwave and add the chia.. I use about 1/3c chia to 1 cup of juice.. stir with a whisk.. give it a few minutes and stir again then put in the frig covered.. in the morning it will have thickened into jelly. I love it over Ezekiel 7 grain sprouted muffins with almond butter..

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4/25/08 8:49 A

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How do you make a jelly out of chia seed?

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4/25/08 12:18 A

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I use a lot of chia too.. I love it! I make jelly out of it with juice or I use water and turn it into a jell and then mix it with my almond butter.. it's good in smoothies and a great energy good.

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4/24/08 5:30 P

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DH uses chia seed as an egg replacer - just like you suggested for flax. It works great!

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4/21/08 1:31 P

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Flax meal is great if you just want it for fiber. It looses it's omega 3's fairly soon after it's ground, ideally it should be eaten within 15 minutes of grinding. I buy the seed & grind in my coffee grinder so I know it's as healthy as possible. 1 tablespoon gives you about 2 tablespoons of ground flax.

I put it in cereal, crackers, breads, meatloaf & hamburgers. It's a good thickener if you don't mind the grit. I also saw that as an egg substitute you can use 1 teaspoon flax meal & 1 tablespoon of water, but haven't tried that yet.

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Flax is really a wonderful addition to your food. Make sure that you either buy it already ground or that you grind it in a coffee grinder first.

I buy Bob's Red Mill already ground. It needs to be refrigerated or frozen. I add 2 tbls to my oatmeal each morning.. I cook it right into the water. It has a nice nutty flavor to it.

If I am going to take yogurt to work with me I mix the flax in and let it set for a bit first.. if I have yogurt with a reclosable lid I will mix it in at home first.

I add it to my fruit smoothies and you can bake with it as well. Once you start using it you won't want to be without it.

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4/17/08 1:33 P

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I love Flax. You can eat it on yogurt, in smoothies, in baked goods, etc. I put it in anything I can hide it in. It has a lovely nutty flavor. I have heard you can substituted it for oil in recipes. good stuff.

here is a link with some info about Flax

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i keep reading that it's very healthy, so i'd like to know more about it. i know there is flax seed... and flax-seed oil, apparently- but that's all i know.

what do you use it for?
what kind of a flavor does it have?
how would you usually use it to cook with, or what do you add it to?

thanks for any info! :)

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