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11-11-2004, 01:52 PM
Are either of these raw in any form?
11-11-2004, 02:03 PM
Welcome Kaytleo:) Glad to have you here!
Barley and oats can be soaked and then sprouted for a couple of days and be eaten that way. Some folks have trouble digesting grains. I myself have never had trouble with them. I buy Oat Groats and Pearled Barley at my Whole Foods health food store and soaked them overnight, drain and leave them setting out with a cover on the bowl for a couple of days to sprout, rinsing them 2 or 3 times a day. After that refrigerate and enjoy them with usually nut milk and a little honey.
11-11-2004, 02:34 PM
Those are the two things I have, groats and pearled barley. I have them soaking now but wasn't sure. I haven't seen any recipes with them.
11-11-2004, 04:40 PM
I haven't sprouted anything yet, but that sounds delicious!
11-11-2004, 05:15 PM
I think Alissa's book has a couple of recipes that use sprouted barley.
What I do with oat groats:
Soak overnight. I also soak golden flax seed (about 1/4 c. pre-soaked) The next morning, I take the soaked/drained flax seed, an apple (or pear or both), some dates (or if you use raw honey you can use that), a half of or a whole banana (opt.), cinnamon to taste and a dash or two of sea salt and a little water to help it blend til smooth (test for desired sweetness). Blend well, then add the oats and some raisins and pulse chop. This is some of the best tasting oatmeal! Sometimes I add soaked/sprouted buckwheat as well.
If there is any left over, I spoon it onto the dehydrator into cookie shape and make oatmeal cookies! YUM!
11-11-2004, 06:02 PM
Oh YUM! That sounds delicious! Will need to print this recipe.
11-11-2004, 06:29 PM
Hi guys...When you say "oat groats" what do you mean exactly? I've never sprouted oats and am actually amazed at the idea of them sprouting. Eager to do the experiment (this part of eating raw appeals to the little grade-school scientist in me!) Back to groats -- I bought a bag of plain oats at the health food store. Will this sprout? I asked if it was raw, unprocessed oatmeal and the woman in the store said yes. Hmm....
11-11-2004, 06:35 PM
The rolled oats we're used to buying have been "pressed, flattened..rolled" with a process that from what I've heard, uses high heat.
The oat groats are the whole oats prior to any rolling/flattening. They come whole and steel-cut. The ones I buy have been steel cut. I tried sprouting those, but with no success, so I just soak overnight and don't worry about it.
The whole ones I think would probably have better success sprouting.
11-11-2004, 07:05 PM
OH my I am coming to your house to eat Rawkinlocs!!!! That sounds yummy. Why cant I think of things to put together....Thank goodness for all of you. I am building my recipe box as we speak. goodbye juice...hello food!
11-11-2004, 09:49 PM
Also Melissa I find I can't get them to sprout with a very long tail before they start smelling bad. So usually just a day or 2 after they have been soaked they start showing signs of sprouting is when I use them and refrigerate them.
11-12-2004, 08:32 AM
Do you purchase your oat groates at whole foods? We only have a trader joes and a wild oats here and I looked in the bulk section (and by the regular oatmeal) and couldn't find them so I was wondering what section yours were in. I really want to try your recipe as I LOVE oatmeal. No person in the store had any idea what I was talking about? Geez............
11-12-2004, 12:57 PM
Hmm that is strange Rawjojo I get mine at whole foods. oat groats are by arrow mills and the steel cut ones they keep in the fridge.
11-12-2004, 01:22 PM
So, curtic, do you mean the ones that I am looking for are refridgerated??? I just assumed they would eb in the bulk food aisle with all of the other gainy kind of stuff! Thanks
11-12-2004, 07:15 PM
Well the arrowhead mills ones are in the bulk food isle with the other grains but I think my Whole Food store buys steel cut ones in bulk and refrigerates them after they bag them up.
11-12-2004, 09:51 PM
You can also buy steel cut oats in canisters by the packaged oatmeal. I know Bob's Red Mill packages them, among others.
Curtis, I just noticed where you were from! I grew up in Wichita, then went to university in Lawrence. My partner and I are considering moving back to the Kansas City area in a couple years!
11-17-2004, 05:49 PM
Oops sorry Olive just seen your post now. Yes I was born in Hutchinson Kansas and lived in Chula Vista by San Diego for over 12 years after getting out of the Navy. I moved back here over 4 years ago but I do miss the weather out there. I lived for a few months in Oregon and that is where I am thinking of moving back to eventually.
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