just joined the team.....interesting area here....i do not eat a lot of grains and probably should up my consumption....i do not eat bread just becuz i never have reason to.....but i am interested in eating unprocessed, PBWF
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I mostly eat whole oats and rice (black, pink, red, volcano, brown, basmati, anything that looks new or interesting). I also eat Ezekial 4:9 bread (whole, sprouted grains and lentils), quinoa, and barley. Also, I guess blue corn is technically a grain.
I like to bake 2 or 3 different grains at the same time, covered with foil for an hour. I find If I cook them when the people I'm feeding are in the house smelling the aromas, they are more likely to eat the dishes that incorporate them later.
I love an aromatic rice like golden rose brown rice or jasmine brown rice baked with a cinnamon stick in the casserole. Next week, I'm going to bake a batch with fresh ginger in it, on the advice of another Sparker.
I got seriously into whole grains about a year ago. A friend of mine had a friend who mills her own grain to make flour and gave me a CD by Sue Becker of BreadBeckers. We went to their store in Woodstock, Georgia (about 2 hours away) and that's how it began. In the past year I've used more and more grains. I grind Ezekiel mix for the flour for muffins, waffles and pancakes and hard red and white wheat to make our own bread. At first my husband wanted no part of it, but over the year he has come around and we no longer buy bread from the store unless I get lazy and we run out. I feel its making a significant difference in our health!
Hi Willboy!! I read this a couple days ago and I am using mostly whole grains only in my diet for the first time. I am feeling better and fuller and not wanting meat as a result. My cupboards look much different than they used to. I feel like I've gone back in time when life was simpler!
current weight: 165.0
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Yes I read the article earlier to day and really enjoyed the article so much I saved the article.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
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