Monday, January 17, 2011

The tome: Nourishing Traditions

Today is my introduction to cooking through this amazingly verbose but interesting cookbook/historybook.
page 452 paragraph 2 caught my attention because it states that a diet high in unfermented whole grains can lead to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss. In addition a diet say, of unfermented oats can cause GI track disturbances. The reason? Pytic acid keeps the nutrients bound in most whole grains.
There, so now you know that our adventure starts with Breakfast!
so,on the first day I did this:
1 cup of oats (rolled, steel cut) Add 1 cup warm filtered H2O and 2 T of organic lemon juice, or vinegar,Whey*. cover and leave in a warm place overnight.(now i do this in the pan will cook them in this seems logical and my friend Linda casually said it was her practice thus less mess.)
in the morning add 1 cup of boiling filtered water with 1t of sea salt to the pan and simmer for about 5 min.
Serve warm with butter or cream (which helps nutrient absorbtion) along with raw honey for Charlie, maple syrup,for me.
additions: dried nuts, ground flax, cocoanut flakes.
here is our thoughts: Delicious, easy, satisfying!
We were hooked!
*i have to admit i did make Whey: take a carton of whole, organic pasturized yogurt and using a cheese cloth and a strainer allow the yogurt to release the whey liquid for 1-4 days at room temp. store the liquid in the fridge for 6 months, and enjoy the lovely cream cheese for 1 month.
i will be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. We love this breakfast! Sometimes we use coconut oil an yummy!