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Some experts claim that if you <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/08/01/health/main517257.shtml" target="_blank">eat like a bird</a>, you'll live longer. Here's a recipe that lets you eat like a bird and chow down like a pig.<br><br><b>Eight-Grain Hot Cereal</b><br><br>
1/2 c. hard red wheat<br>
1/2 c. triticale<br>
1/2 c. barley<br>
1/2 c. rye<br>
1/2 c. oats (the raw seed, not the flakes)<br>
generous 1/4 c. flax seeds<br>
generous 1/4 c. millet<br><br>
(This makes a bag of the stuff)<br><br><b>The recipe:</b><br><br>
1 cup grains<br>
4 cups water<br>
salt to taste<br><br>
Optional: dried fruit (add when warming with milk); top with crushed walnuts or almonds<br><br>
Yield: 2-3 cups cooked<br><br>
Combine grains, water, salt; bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer, stir occasionally. Simmer for at least an hour and check for desired firmness. I found 1:15 did the trick. I don't think you want to overcook this as it will be a cruel gruel.<br><br>
Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water. Shake strainer to get rid of as much water as possible.<br><br>
Reheat with milk or soy milk* in a sauce pan. I don't have a microwave, but I'm sure you just need to reheat through. Also, a slow cooker or crockpot with a timer would be great to have this ready for you early morning runners.<br><br>
To me, this cereal demands a good dollop of brown sugar. *Vanilla soy milk is naturally sweet, so you can use it to replace some of that sugar if you're looking to reduce calories.<br><br>
I make a load of this at one time, then refrigerate in a sealed container in the fridge and just use what I desire. Stores in fridge about 5 days.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">*********<br><div style="text-align:left;">Part of the trick is finding the ingredients. If you cannot find them locally, try <a href="http://www.greenpeople.org/WholeGrains.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br>
This cereal will make you a better runner with fabulous running form. You may also find you have better rhythm on the dance floor and great fashion sense. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Millet at top, flax at bottom, hard red wheat in centre, barley to its right (I think), tritcale has the greenish tint. The others look an awful lot alike.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www3.telus.net/browmon/cerealgrains.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br></div>
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Why do you rinse it after you cook it?
 

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I'm guessing it will remove some of the starch and separate the grains. I don't think it's mandatory, Gingerbread.<br><br>
Some rinse their pasta; others frown on the practice. Whatever floats your oats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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<img alt="" src="http://www.mannaharvest.net/images/1195/19512C.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
This is AWESOME! and is very similar to what you are describing!<br><br>
Sans Souci-- you should sell your cereal mix!!
 

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Hey, TJ!<br><br>
I did find Bob's 8-grain as I was searching around for sources. It does have a lot of the same grains except it's milled, so I gather it's a bit mooshier.<br><br>
(I'm thinking you could use it to make a healthy poultice for those crusty feet of yours. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> )<br><br>
I like the "graininess" of my concoction. I'm also thinking it would be good as a savoury dish, cooked in a veg broth instead of water, maybe mix an egg in, form patties, roll in breadcrumbs and fry.<br><br>
I'm too lazy to sell it and there are probably too many regulatory bodies that will make life difficult (probably adding preservatives or something along the way).<br><br>
If you try it, let me know what you think.
 

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Ah. I wondered what the point was, but it sounds like a tasty grain combination. I'd be open to it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Thanks for sharing!
 

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Thanks. I am going to give this a try this weekend.
 

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The stuff I posted has a recipe on it for some muffins that are the best!! Like cornbread only better! For somethingier chewier/grainier try this one:<br><img alt="" src="http://store.kashi.com/images/hero1_heritage_pilaf.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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I am determined to try Souci's concoction. I've found all the grains except triticale. I can't get my hands on the oats right now, either, but the store that carries them will be getting more in.<br><br>
I may just leave the triticale out...<br><br>
ETA: I've done a little research and it looks like triticale is a cross between wheat and rye. I'm going to add 1/4c. extra wheat and 1/4c. extra rye and forget about the triticale.
 

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I think you can be creative with this. Quinoa or Israeli couscous (which I love!) would probably be good too. You just have to be mindful of cooking time and perhaps add some grains later that might just turn to mush if cooked for an hour to and hour and a quarter.<br><br>
Okay, I gotta try that recipe, TJam. Thanks!
 

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If you do want triticale you should be able to order it from Bob's Red Mill. A lot of their more common stuff is being sold in stores now, but you can get the more obscure stuff from them.<br><br>
TJ, I have tried those muffins and they are tasty!!!!!
 
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