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Please post your tried and true, fermented and/or sprouted grains recipes here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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P.S. If you dont use recipes, can you just describe kind of what you do to prepare your grains?
 

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Bumping, because I'm curious, too.
 

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my mom used to make a drink from soaking wheatberries in water for several days. I don't remember how she did it but I drank it sometimes and it wasn't too bad. She also used to make us drink wheat grass juice that she made. She had an industrial wheat grass juicer.<br><br>
Lately, I've been thinking about the fermented wheat juice and how that might be an important source of probiotics. I gotta do some research on that one.
 

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this page has a recipe for wheatberry juice.<br><br><a href="http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/issue14_printable.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/issue14_printable.htm</a><br><br><br>
the fermented drink I'm talking about is called rejuvelac.
 

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I guess i should answer my own thread. I didnt even think about it until now, but i used to eat soaked oats/meusli. I dont really eat grains anymore, and boo wont eat things that are wet so i havent made it for him.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
Anyways, the 'recipe' is to put oats, raisins, ground flax, sunflower seeds, etc (nuts, seeds, dried fruits) into a dish and cover with water. The oats soak up a fair amount of moisture and i liked my meusli liquidy, so i always added a bit more than the oats needed. I probably used about 3 parts water to 1 part oats. Make it before bedtime for an easy breakfast the next morning. Add honey to taste.
 

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PumpkinSeed~do you remember what your mom did with the wheat berries after she made the rejuvelac? Can you still eat them?
 

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I don't remember. My mother passed on several years ago, so I have no way of getting that info. My dad seems pretty clueless as to what was going on in our home when I was growing up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br><br>
I bet if you type into google or yahoo<br><br><br>
sprouted grains recipes<br><br><br>
you'd get a lot of responses
 

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I cant post the recipes, but i can post the link. =) I found a few excerpts of the book nourishing traditions online in pdf format, there are snack recipes in the first link!!!!<br><br><a href="http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/PDFS/H1Snacks4Web.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/P...Snacks4Web.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/PDFS/K1BabiesWeb.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/PDFS/K1BabiesWeb.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/PDFS/M1AppendicesMac.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.newtrendspublishing.com/P...endicesMac.pdf</a>
 

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you can just proceed with any recipe in which you would use grains by just soaking them first, kwim? for example, say you are going to make a brown rice casserole and you are instructed to cook the rice first. in this case you'd just soak the rice for 7 hours or so (with whey or lemon juice) and then proceed with the cooking (which is the same amount of time generally) and continue with the recipe. i know it seems confusing. it's way easier than it sounds. i really think you shoudl try to get a hold of the book as it would clear it up for you and has some recipes you could try out. are you looking for soaked whole grain recipes or flour recipes? if you are doing flour products the soaking is a bit different as it generally uses yogurt, buttermilk or kefir to soak in and then you don't change or throw it out (of course) but just add your ingredients to that. make sense? it takes a while to get the hang of but like i said....much easier than this long-winded explanation makes it seem!
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">i really think you shoudl try to get a hold of the book as it would clear it up for you and has some recipes you could try out.</td>
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I'd love to get my hands on the book. My library has to order in almost every single book i'm interested in reading and sometimes it takes months. The local bookstore is about the same, and right now i just dont have the funds to buy it anyways. I'd love to have the chance to browse it at a bookstore. Ah, well, only a couple more weeks living in this really isolated place...<br><br>
I'm going to try out some of the recipes in the pdf of the snacks section of the book anyways. =)
 

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My mum used to make lemon barley water when I was a kid. It's a very old fashioned type of cordial or kool-aid drink. I loved it.<br><br>
Place 5 tbs washed barley and juice and zest of 1 lemon in 4 cups of boiling water. I don't remember my mum soaking it - just leaving it to cool. Then chill and serve with lemon slices and mint leaves.<br><br>
edited to add - I also found a recipe where they fine oatmeal instead of barley and they called it Harvest Drink.
 

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I also make this recipe for oatmeal pancakes quite often - you soak the oats overnight.<br><br><a href="http://www.bbonline.com/recipe/antigua_nm_recipe3.html" target="_blank">http://www.bbonline.com/recipe/antigua_nm_recipe3.html</a><br><br>
I change it a bit - adding wholegrain flour instead of plain, skipping the sugar and currants. And I soak the oats in water to which I've poured in the whey out of a plain yoghurt container or I add some lemon juice to the water if I don't have any yoghurt.<br><br>
I do this for pancakes because I love using buttermilk in pancake recipes but never seem to have any on hand. I never realised this acidulating of the liquid and soaking would make the finished product much healthier - I just know it gives it great flavor.<br><br>
I double this recipe, and freeze the pancakes. It's a sticky batter so a non stick pan or well greased cast iron pan really helps.
 

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Every morning we have some type of porridge and fresh fruit for breakfast. During hot weather I soak over night (we don't have air cond. so grains ferment too much and taste awful). During moderate and cold weather I soak 24 hours or so. I mix and rotate the following foods (whole and organic);<br><br>
quinoa, barley, oats, mung beans, red beans, brown rice and basmati rice.<br><br>
After soaking, I bring to boil and simmer ten minutes. Sorry don't have specifics on how much water, I eyeball it. But it changes anyway as your babes need different consistencies. And I always add a little more water to cool. After cooking sometimes I puree and add greens, flax. I also add a drop or 2 or molasses sometimes.<br><br>
My 17 mo old son's favorite is quinoa and basmati with drop of molasses.
 

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I have the book on hold at the lilbrary, too- and there are 2 copies, both just being sent to be picked up by other people and I am number 10 on the wait list, so I'm guessing a few months before I see it, too.
 
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