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Soaking and Sprouting Beans, Nuts, Grains and Seeds

By Fredrica Syren: Being a vegetarian for years, I base my diet on plants and depend on staples such as nuts, grains, seeds and beans. As a person who tries to use food to maintain health, one of the things I have discovered over the last couple of years on this journey is the …

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Amaranth — An Ancient Super Food

By Centehua: There are over 60 species of Amaranth, a summer annual weed. Amaranth is tightly packed with flowers, and its foliage usually ranges from red and purple to green and gold. It is absolutely gorgeous, standing over 6 feet tall. This ancient plant is very dear to my heart. …

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Quinoa, the Mother Grain

By Dawna Matthews: My family traveled frequently to South America, so I was introduced to numerous unique cultural foods. One of these was quinoa. At first I couldn’t even pronounce it (keen-wah), let alone spell it. Used like rice, it seemed to be pretty simple but filling. As it turns …

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Five Packaged Foods You Never Need To Buy Again

By Fredrica Syren On www.grist.org I came across a list of five food items you can make yourself and never have to buy again. I was intrigued. I love the idea because it will save money, health and of course the environment when you eliminate all the packaging and wrappings. Check out the list with easy …

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Buckwheat Neatloaf

This is my kids’ favorite meatloaf recipe, and I love it because it’s so fast to make compared to other neatloaf recipes. Buckwheat is gluten free and high in protein, so it’s very healthy protein source. 6 large marinated green olives, diced (mine was a Italian herb marinate) 1 tbs honey …

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Tea Bread Buns

This is another home baked bread from Sweden we call tea breads. Why I have no idea. Especially since Swedes are more famous for the amount of coffee they drink rather than tea. It makes no sense to me. Regardless, these little breads are super soft flat buns that taste …

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French Buckwheat Neatloaf

We love neatloaf in this family and my favorite neatloaf recipe is this one using buckwheat. It’s easy and fast to make compared to other recipes, so it’s a perfect when you’re in a rush. We ate our neatloaf with rosemary roasted potatoes and large leafy green salad made with …

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Kamut and Fruit Porridge

I usually cook oatmeal everyday either with blueberries or banana. I found kamut flakes and thought to try a new grain. So this morning I made kamut porridge with apples and cinnamon. It was highly appreciated by Noah who ate happily. This porridge was definitely a filling and satisfying way …

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Barley Risotto

Of all the grains we eat at home, quinoa and rice rank highest on our list. Though today I felt like cooking barley. I love barley because it has a very hearty and nutty flavor. It is perfect in soups or instead of rice. I don’t cook it that often …

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