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Those of us with grandparents born prior to World War II may well remember that they made a practice of soaking rolled oats in a pot of warm water overnight before cooking it up the next morning. In fact, prior to the 1950’s, Quaker Oats used to include an overnight soak in the instructions printed …

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When I first got into Traditional Food nearly 14 years ago, I pretty much had to make anything and everything myself because there were few companies (and none in my local area) that made the type of food I was seeking – let alone understood what I was even talking about! Nowhere was this paradigm …

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A few weeks ago, I posted on Facebook that I was trying a new soaked bread recipe. Quite a few of you commented or emailed asking for the recipe, but I wanted to get it just right first before sharing. Making traditionally prepared bread (as opposed to modern, difficult to digest yeasted breads) can be a …

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Great news! Homemade bread is making a comeback, frequently combined with the convenience of a bread machine recipe. More and more people are opting to make their own with quality ingredients they source themselves. Quality trumping convenience is an idea whose time has come in the bread department as the general public awakens to the …

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Our family loves my Belgian waffles recipe using sprouted flour.  Belgian waffles are our family’s breakfast of choice most weekends and the kids almost always request them as their special birthday breakfast. I’ve tried so many different Belgian waffle recipes over the years, I’ve honestly lost count.  I’ve made them with various flours as well …

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One of the trickiest aspects of implementing the traditional method of soaked oatmeal in order to maximize the nutrition, eliminate antinutrients, and considerably improve digestibility is getting used to the slightly sour taste. Some of you are even going so far as to rinse the soaked oatmeal after cooking, for example, in an attempt to …

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I’ve been purchasing organic white wheat and spelt in bulk for many years to grind into fresh flour. I did this in order to avoid the conventional toxic wheat in North America that is frequently desiccated with glyphosate containing herbicides prior to harvest. I credit this with my family avoiding any wheat allergies or problems …