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Grain Foods

posts about grains and foods made with flour or grains, including all breads

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

Brown rice isn’t always on my radar screen, mainly because I only like short grain brown rice. I know, fussy, fussy. But the run-of-the-mill long grain version, widely available in grocery stores, just isn’t that compelling. Short grain brown rice is harder to find, but 

Higher protein bread

Higher protein bread

Protein is an important issue for aging. Getting enough and spreading intake out as evenly as possible through the day. The problem meal for many: breakfast. Wouldn’t it be nice if your morning toast contributed significant protein. I’d like that. Unfortunately, boosting protein in bread 

It’s the International Year of Millets

It’s the International Year of Millets

Years ago the bakery at a local natural foods store was famous for its Bird Man of Alcatraz Bread.* The name was a play on one ingredient common to bird feed: millet, the tiny round yellow seeds that dominate many bird seed mixes. The bread 

6 foods for heart health

6 foods for heart health

February is Heart Month. This year there is a lot of focus on learning CPR, but lifestyle changes that prevent heart disease are still emphasized by most public health organizations. The idea that specific foods and nutrients will prevent heart disease have been around since 

Quinoa: ancient grain with modern uses

Quinoa: ancient grain with modern uses

Quinoa wasn’t always on the foodie radar screen. It rose to prominence several years ago, as the idea of plant-based eating took off. Now it’s seemingly everywhere — in cereal, fake meat products, snack bars, restaurant menus, and prepared foods. You’d think it was the 

I love bread!

I love bread!

I need a bumper sticker that says “I Brake For Bread”. I love bread. What’s not to like?  It’s delicious and satisfying.  Bread is my go-to breakfast, full of carbs to fuel my mornings. I’ve been baking bread for 50-some years. My first efforts weren’t