Soaking grains for healthier eating

December 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

I hadn’t realized until I started reading the book, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, just why many grains can be difficult to digest.  Click here for an excellent discussion of how traditional societies have eaten grains and how we can adopt healthier grain habits.

Anyway, we’d been slowly trying a few different “soaking” grain recipes and finding they weren’t too bad.  We tried pancakes, banana quick bread and a couple different kinds of hot breakfast cereals, all soaked at least 12 hours with buttermilk, yogurt or whey. I considered them successful but not particularly exciting.

Then, a couple weeks ago a friend introduced me to a homemaking blog she had started following, Passionate Homemaking.  This site is full of ideas and inspiration, not only for absolutely delicious ways to use soaked grains, but food budgets, meal planning, gift giving ideas, sustainability, simplifying home and life, bringing personal priorities in line.  So now, from this web site, I’ve tried raspberry muffins, banana muffins, protein bars with chopped almonds, granola, trail mix, pizza dough–all soaked and all ranging from very good to incredibly yummy!


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