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Barley Primavera

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian

Barley Primavera 3 scallions, sliced thinly and diagonally 6 c. water ¼ c. canola oil 1 ¼ c. pearl barley 4 cloves garlic ¼ c. minced parsley ½ c. shiitake mushrooms 1 small zucchini, chopped 1 small yellow squash, chopped 1 medium carrot, grated 1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 small yellow and green peppers, seeded and chopped ¼ c. raspberry vinegar 1 tsp. sea salt ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper Place the barley and water into a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pan […]

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Grain Basics – Turning Wheat Berries into Bulghur (Bulgar)

Categories: Articles, Cooking tips

Grain Basics – Turning Wheat Berries into Bulghur (Bulgar) First, let’s clear up a confusing point. What is a wheat berry? The dictionary meaning is that it is the original wheat grain before grinding or milling. It is often used interchangeably with ‘wheat grain’. But there is more to it… (info) Wheat waiting to be turned into bulghur If you’ve read Grain Basics – Bulghur and Cracked Wheat, then you are ready for this second article – it’s for the adventurous amongst us who want to make our own products […]

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Plain Bulgar Wheat

Categories: Spleen Qi Vacuity

PLAIN BULGUR ============ Use it as a tasty substitute for rice or other grains you would use. This means that you can either plain cook it, or preferably prepare it in pilav-like fashion. To do this: Cut an onion in small pieces, then slowly fry it in a ample oil. (Maybe add some fine-cut cloves of garlic as well) Then add the bulgur and continue frying, stirring occasionally for another 5-8 minutes, until all the bulgur is covered with a little oil. Then add salt (*) and just as much […]

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Whole Grains Guide (healthcastle.com article)

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Whole Grains Guide Written by Gloria Tsang, RD Published in Dec 2005; Updated in Aug 2007 whole grains health benefits(HealthCastle.com) You’ve probably heard a lot about how good for you whole grains can be. But do you really know what whole grains are — or why they’re so beneficial? A grain is considered whole when all three parts — bran, germ and endosperm — are present. Most people know that fruits and vegetables contain beneficial phytochemicals and antioxidants, but many do not realize that whole grains are often an even […]

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Barley With Vegetables

Categories: Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

Barley with Vegetables 1 cup barley, soaked ½ c. diced onion ½ c. diced carrots, beets, celery, or vegetables of your choice 1/3 c. shiitake mushrooms, soaked and sliced 1 tsp. sesame oil 3 cups water ¼ tsp. sea salt Sautee vegetables. Oven toast the barley just until dry. Place barley and vegetables in pot with salt and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Serve with a parsley garnish. Serves 4. www.MaryZhang.com

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Eat Grain Sprouts for Better Health

Categories: Articles

Sprouted grains are good for you too! Sprouting is easy and economical, and Spring would seem an appropriate time to eat sprouts. Have a look. http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/31-4script_en.asp

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The Nutrition Source: Health Gains from Whole Grains

Categories: Articles, Food Education

The Nutrition Source Health Gains from Whole Grains Examples of Whole Grains (examples2Dwhole2Dgrains.jpg) * Whole wheat berries, whole wheat bulgur, whole wheat couscous and other strains of wheat such as kamut and spelt * Brown rice (including quick-cooking brown rice) * Corn, whole cornmeal, popcorn * Oat groats, steel-cut oats, rolled oats (including quick cooking and instant oatmeal) * Whole rye * Hulled barley (pot, scotch, and pearled barley often have much of their bran removed) * Triticale (pronounced tri-ti-kay-lee) * Millet * Teff (reported to be the world’s smallest […]

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