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amydawnsmommy's Avatar amydawnsmommy 01:37 AM 05-29-2007
I've been experimenting with putting whole flaxseed or flaxmeal into banana bread and muffins.

The flaxmeal seems to work better in the taste and (TMI) regularity departments.

What do you eat flax seed with?

HappiLeigh's Avatar HappiLeigh 02:30 AM 05-29-2007
I put a little flax seed meal in smoothies.
amydawnsmommy's Avatar amydawnsmommy 03:05 AM 05-29-2007
Does it taste/feel gritty in the smoothie?
HappiLeigh's Avatar HappiLeigh 02:01 PM 05-29-2007
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Does it taste/feel gritty in the smoothie?
Honestly it does a little bit! It is best if the smoothie already involves raspberries or some other frozen berry that has a lot of grit, because then it's not as noticeable.
Merykk's Avatar Merykk 12:45 PM 05-30-2007
I add flaxmeal to a lot of our meals that have some kind of gravy or sauce. We do a lot of chicken and rice in various flavors. After the food is done cooking, I stir in some flaxmeal. You can't really taste it if you don't cook it in with the food.
beachbaby's Avatar beachbaby 12:53 PM 05-30-2007
we use flaxseed meal a lot here!

in homemade pancakes and waffles

sprinkle on DD's rice or pasta

on macaroni and cheese

sprinkle on salad

on top of vanilla ice cream...mmmmm....
motheringforme's Avatar motheringforme 12:35 AM 06-02-2007
Grinding your flax will be better for you than eating it whole, otherwise it will be more likely to just pass on through. Make sure to store it in the fridge so the fats won't break down. I use it for two things, mainly: as a topping on yogurt, ground and put into casseroles. It's good in casseroles because it thickens the dish while adding flavor.
Kivgaen's Avatar Kivgaen 02:25 PM 06-07-2007
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Originally Posted by HappiLeigh View Post
Honestly it does a little bit! It is best if the smoothie already involves raspberries or some other frozen berry that has a lot of grit, because then it's not as noticeable.

We actually use flax oil in our smoothies instead of the meal, but I guess it depends on what you want to add with the flax... my primary goal is more omega 3's.

I know you're not supposed to heat flax oil because it spoils VERY easily and cooking it makes it harmful. Is the same true with cooking flax meal? I've often wondered that when I see bread products made with flax.
BakingMama's Avatar BakingMama 04:13 PM 06-11-2007
I use flax meal as an egg replacer, about 1 1/2 TBL of flax meal in 2 TBL warm water & let sit for 5 minutes then add to whatever you are making.
I also add it to pancakes and just about any baked recipe. I use Kamut Flour, Buckwheat Flours etc. and it all comes out yummy.
amydawnsmommy's Avatar amydawnsmommy 10:14 PM 06-13-2007
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we use flaxseed meal a lot here!

in homemade pancakes and waffles

sprinkle on DD's rice or pasta

on macaroni and cheese

sprinkle on salad

on top of vanilla ice cream...mmmmm....
Thanks for the great ideas!

I've found that using a little goes a long way and that way the taste isn't as strong. Good for me as I want dh and dd to eat the foods with flaxmeal in them as well!
artemis33's Avatar artemis33 09:12 PM 06-15-2007
I use ground flax seed in baked goods and on oatmeal or other hot cereal.

I use flax oil on salad or cooked veggies.
tigerseye's Avatar tigerseye 05:12 PM 06-18-2007
I use flaxseed meal as an egg replacer (pancakes, muffins, waffles, cookies, etc.). 1 T. flaxseed meal + 3 T. water per egg.
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