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4/12/08 10:46 A

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From what I've read, flaxseed oil has a low smoke point (so it loses nutritional value when cooking), but ground flaxseed holds up in heat.

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4/9/08 8:29 A

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Thank you all for answering!

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4/7/08 7:27 A

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From what I understand all grains do not loose any nutritional value until ground. Ie, wheat found stored in the pyramids in Egypt has the same nutritional value as wheat picked today. Once ground the nutrients start to disapate into the air. Heat does spread up that process so cold ground is more nutritious than ways that produce heat. I actually have a wheat grinder and grind my grains myself and make my own flour so I can have more nutritious breads.

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4/7/08 1:39 A

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I buy my flax already ground and keep it in the frig.. I cook 2 tbls into my oatmeal every morning.. it's fine to cook and bake with.

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4/6/08 11:54 P

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I've tried steel cut oats on the stove...they are pretty tasty, though they take longer to cook. I read that the oat grain is actually rolled (smashed) to make rolled oats. Who would have thought? Apparently, the oat retains more of its nutrition and flavor if you don't roll it, which is why it is better for you. And in regards to the comments on flax seed, I've read that flax seed is extremely sensitive to heat, and is damaged quickly when exposed to heat. Therefore, from my understanding, buying the seed and grinding it yourself only when you need it is the best way to go. I'm afraid to heat it up though...I only put ground flax on cold items, like cereal and yogurt. Does anyone else have any info pertaining to flax and heat exposure?

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4/6/08 10:42 P

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Yes I have those. I use my coffee grinder and then put them into a old spice jar with a shaker top... I put them om almost everything .. Including my fish when I bake it in the oven I use soy flour and ground flax and some other organic spices and bake them it comes out kinda like a crust but with out the guilt.. I make a great tartar out of homade soy yogurt and fresh dill with a pinch of crushed red peper.... Yummmy





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4/6/08 10:25 P

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And based on a thread from a day or two ago, it also seems like it would be a good idea to throw in some ground flax seed to add fiber and flavor to your oats!
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4/6/08 9:57 P

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I love the steel cut oats way better than the reg. I have never tried them in the crock pot but I will very soon... I was wondering how many times a day can you eat steel cut oats??? Like if you have them for breakfast can you have them for lunch and then for a snack????..Tina





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4/6/08 4:00 P

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That sounds so GOOD! I will have to buy some and try it.

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4/6/08 12:49 P

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4/6/08 12:26 P

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OOPS forgot the time!! Cook on low for 6 hrs!



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4/6/08 12:12 P

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I have worked in a few natural food stores and it is so much cheaper buying bulk products than in packages! How LONG in the crockpot, liked the recipie, sounds great, will add some fresh spices!

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4/6/08 11:20 A

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I LOVE steel cut oatmeal!! It keeps me eating breakfast! To make it I use my crockpot and
2 cups of steel cut oats
8 cups of water
4 apples cored and cut into small pieces
1 cup raisins
2 tblsps vanilla
cinnamon to taste (approx (1tsp)

I also try adding different things, dried cranrasins, pineapple or nuts and I use different apples for flavor.

This comes to 150 calories per 1 cup serving! Enjoy and I usually have enough for several breakfasts which I put in seperate containers and heat in the morning.



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4/6/08 10:31 A

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I'm glad you asked the question. I had been looking at steel cut oats at the grocery store but they looked so much more expensive than regular old fashioned oats. I got a bit of an education on Friday. I went to the bulk food store and bought a lot of whole grains. I did not know that whole oat kernels look a lot like wheat kernels. The steel cut oats I bought there where the kernels not so finely cut up. I got whole oats to and a 10 grain mix that I'm looking forward to trying. I found it interesting that oats don't look like the old fashioned oats I've always bought and wonder what they do to the oats to make the oatmeal.

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4/6/08 10:30 A

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Thanks for this discussion, I have been wondering the same thing and wondering what to buy when I'm in the grocery aisle. I too would like to know what the crockpot method is.
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4/6/08 10:20 A

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Steel cut oats are more nutritional than reg. oatmeal, and tons of fiber. Great food any time you eat it! I just cook it on top of the stove! What is the crockpot method?

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4/6/08 6:37 A

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I've had some personal experience with this.

Yes...when preparing CrockPot oatmeal, you should use the Steel Cut Oats. They just cooked better in the crockpot. One time I used the regular rolled oats in the crockpot and everything stuck to the sides. Couldn't pry it off!!

On a regular basis, when cooking on the stove, I typically use Rolled Oats.

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4/6/08 6:16 A

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Are steel cut oats and old fashion Quaker oats the same thing. I want to make the crock pot oatmeal but the recipes say to make sure you use STEEL CUT oats.....TIA!

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