1551Re: [pfaf] Adding more whole grains into one's diet
- Feb 17, 2007Hi - I'm in New Zealand. My toasted muesli or crunchy granola is a real
hit, very healthy, with whole grains, nuts and dried fruit.
I make it in bulk, then pack it into sealed bags so it lasts at least a
couple of months. But I've given you the smaller quantity. I buy a bag
of rolled oats, and then adjust the other ingredients. It doesn't really
matter if you have the proportions right and you can substitute with
whatever. Here's the recipe:
4 cups rolled oats.
1 cup dessicated coconut
1/4 cup linseed (flax seed)
1/2 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, hulled
1/2 cup honey - I use Manuka honey which is extremely healthy, with
medicinal properties, but that may not be available in your part of the
world - use whatever is available. Or you COULD use sugar.
1/2 cup oil - safflower is what I use
Mix these together and put into a roasting pan and into an oven 170
degrees Celsius (that's 338 degrees Fahrenheit)
Toast and stir from time to time. Leave to cool.
2 cups mixed dried fruit, such as apricots, sultanas, raisins, dates,
pawpaw, apple, pineapple etc. Use your imagination! Chop them up (or use
a food processor for the bigger slices).
2 cups mixed dried nuts, almonds, walnuts, hazel nuts, pecans, brazil
nuts... use your imagination! Chop up the bigger ones and make them
smaller. But I don't use peanuts - personal choice.
I also add sesame seeds and tinker with the recipe forever. :) Depends
what I see for sale in the health shop/grains part of the supermarket.
Add your dried fruit and nuts to your toasted mixture.
And then I eat a couple of spoonfuls for breakfast every morning, with
some fresh fruit and great NZ milk. :) Some people sprinkle it on top of
a plain cereal - but I don't. However, if you're going from a refined
diet to adding this, I would take it easy at first.
YUM! Can't wait for breakfast tomorrow. :)
Javier Cosp wrote:
> Sometimes I make my own "Granola" cereals (I dont know if that is
> the name in english). I am sure you can find a recipe in Internet
> (the recipe I have is in spanish).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peggy
> To: email@example.com <mailto:pfaf%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 2:42 PM
> Subject: [pfaf] Question
> I have been watching a special on LINK TV "you are what you eat" It
> went into GE seeds and crops. John Robbins was on it talking about a
> healthy diet etc. Anyway, they say you should eat more whole grains.
> OK. What can I do with them? How do I fix them? I sure would like
> some ideas. Thanks, Peg
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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