Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Why I'm Crazy about Grains

Cooking with different kinds of grains is a lot of fun! I started out with just using whole wheat flour and now my variety of grains has increased. I started on my own just experimenting with recipes. I would grind wheat in my grinder and think "Why not add more types of grains?" I then found out about some classes that gave me a lot of new grains to experiment with. I have also enjoyed finding new information on the internet.

Sometimes I feel like a mad scientist in the kitchen, using grains to experiement with. I love the additional nutrients the new grains I'm using have to offer. And some are easier on the digestive system than whole wheat. I love using multi grain flour instead of white flour. White flour offers so little nutrition! It was a payday the other day when my 14-year-old son said he ate something made with white flour and it tasted "kind of weird." :)

My suggestion would be to start where you are at. If you are new to using grains, start out by going to a health store and buying small amounts in bulk. See which ones you and your family like. If you prefer to use just wheat and white due to budget or preference, most of the recipes I post will work with that combination too.

Most importantly: Have fun!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cherie,

    Thanks for sharing your recipe! Your honey oat bread looks delicious - and lighter than wheat. I have 2 questions -- where are you buying your spelt, brown rice and kamut...Good Earth? And, how many loaves does this recipe make?

    Thanks! ( - Sabrina's neighbor!)