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09-09-2008, 11:29 AM
My husband has bought me a dehydrator about a month or so ago and I have not used it as of yet. Guess lack of time and don't have the grains to make the recipes in Alissa's book.
Can some of you chime in on which grains to start off with?
I am thinking of soft wheat berries and rye berries.
Any others that are really good for breads, etc. or any other filling recipes.
09-09-2008, 11:34 AM
I really don't do a lot of grains, but that's just me. Word of advice? Keep it simpler in the beginning so you won't get flustered and frustrated and eventually stop. But that's just my thinking.
I personally use buckwheat (although not really a grain, or so "they" say). It literally (in my freshlife sprouter) sprouts overnight and then dehydrates fast. I use it ground (for breads, crackers, etc.) and straight up for cereal with blueberries, banana, agave and nut mylk. These are called buckwheaties in various recipes.
09-09-2008, 11:42 AM
I've been using either the soft wheat berries or the rye berries sprouted with or without buckwheat, some ground flax seeds and sunflower seeds to hold it together and a bunch of spices. I make bread with it that reminds me of pumpernickel. I experiment a lot. Nothing wrong with that. My most recent bread included some sprouted lentils for a higher protein content. I do eat the things I make, even if they don't turn out very good. I write down the ingredients as I go and make notes regarding taste so that I know for the future.
09-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Thank you VFL and EmmaT for the information.
Is buckwheat safe to use then, since they classify it as "non grain". I know VFL said she uses it.
Sorry, just a bit confused on the buckwheat issue. I have seen it in Alissa's book.
09-09-2008, 11:51 AM
Buckwheat is a seed and very healthy. Why would it not be safe? Flax seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, amaranth seeds...all safe. As long as they have not been sprayed with chemicals. Just make sure you get organic, if you are worried.
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