Grains, Facebook, and a Guessing GAME!

Healthy Food Storage, Julie's Progress, Just For Fun, Long Term Food Storage
As I've been learning more about healthy food storage I've ventured into learning more about different types of grains. I can't help but laugh at myself sometimes because only 2 years ago I didn't even know what wheat looked like. A few weeks ago, I tried Quinoa for the first time, it's a grain that is high in protein and super yummy! I ate it plain and decided to ask on our Facebook page, how you guys, our readers ate it. The response was awesome... We got 29 responses with ideas, links to recipes, tips on places to buy it cheaper and more. Here is just a little screen shot of some of the responses: Seriously - if you're not on our facebook page you should be. We have great…
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Day 6: Food Storage Christmas (grains)

Christmas Gifts, Giveaways, Grains, Long Term Food Storage, Wheat
Now we're on to the real nuts and bolts of Food Storage. Help someone out this holiday season by showing them how to actually USE their Food Storage. Day 6 is going to start the actual food items with GRAINS. Make sure to add your Day 6 Tags to whichever gift option you choose. Options that are Free or Under $1 Blender Wheat Pancake Mix If you haven't tried making Blender Wheat Pancakes you are missing out! This is something easy you can make that uses wheat with no wheat grinder required. Put the ingredients in a baggie, tie a ribbon around it and a recipe card with instructions. Don't forget to add the Day 6 tag as well. It wont cost you much, but will surely impress and motivate…
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All About Oats

Grains, Oats
If you are just getting started with grains, make sure to go to our Step 5: Grains page where we give you a long list of grains which can/should be part of your food storage. We focus a lot on wheat as it is one of the most versatile grains and is really a staple of any “food storage diet” but it's not the only grain you should store. Oats are one of the grains listed in most food storage calculators and we definitely recommend storing them. Types of Oats: For long term food storage purposes you should consider storing one of three varieties of oats: Steel Cut Oats - This variety is often sold in bulk, in #10 cans, and in emergency preparedness stores. These are oat groats which…
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Let’s Talk About Barley!

Grains
In BabyStep 5: Grains we give you a long list of grains which can/should be part of your food storage but we really have focused a lot on wheat as it seems to be the most intimidating and the item we are supposed to store the most of. However, we typically encourage people to research and experiment with the other grains until they "figure them out" and find out if their family likes them. Cornmeal or popping corn is one that surprised us with how much we've been able to use it and enjoy it. Barley is one that we are still working on figuring out so we put together this post to help motivate us. What is barley? Barley is a grain with short, stubby kernels and a hull…
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Food Storage Pizza Tricks

General, Julie's Progress, Long Term Food Storage, Wheat Recipes
I don't know about you, but with the weather changing the last thing I want to be doing is spending too much time in the house cooking.  I have been trying to come up with some ways to be more efficient in the kitchen.  So I wanted to share with you a few little tricks I have learned that have helped me lately. Make sure to leave a comment with your tips, we can all learn from each other. To make it fun, I'm going to use my FAVORITE food as an example.... PIZZA! Freezing Veggies Have you ever frozen veggies (or fruit) and had them clump together? Well try placing them on a cookie sheet, let them freeze, then place them in plastic freezer bags.  These work great on…
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All About Wheat!

Grains, Wheat
This is a guest post by Jamie over at HiStakes-Spelt.com. Jamie is an expert at all things wheat and spelt so we asked her to give you a quick run-down of some of the nutritional benefits of whole wheat and talk about her company a little more in depth. Let's Talk About Wheat! Hi. We are farmers and grow hard white wheat so you can enjoy wholesome wheat straight from the farm. You can find us at HiStakes-Spelt.com. We would like to show you why you would want to use more whole wheat in your food storage and in your everyday diet. Differences to Consider When Choosing Whole Wheat: If you need advice and are wondering what kind of wheat to choose to make your bread and other pastries, I’ll…
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Julie’s Whole Wheat Recipes and Update

Grains, Julie's Progress, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
So as you know from our All I Want for Christmas post, I'm still dying for a Wonder Mill Wheat Grinder, however, a few weeks ago I borrowed my neighbors mill and ground up A TON of wheat. I really thought the amount I ground up would last me for months and months. Truth be told I've already used more than half of it. I'm so excited because I REALLY never thought I could get into the whole rotating, everyday cooking thing as much as I have. Here are the ways I have been using my wheat, for real! BREAD: So for the past few weeks I've made my bread - haven't bought bread in over a month. I have tried lots of recipes for bread machine breads (Ok I'm…
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Wheat Grinder Article

Grains
We posted BabyStep 5 before our research on wheat grinders was officially completed. We have now finished a comprehensive article about wheat grinder types, prices, usages and recommendations that's been published on ezinearticles.com. You may view the link on the BabyStep 5 page or simply click here.
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Added "BabyStep 5: Grains" to Main Topics

Grains
We added a BabyStep! Check out the Step 5: Grains main topic page to learn all about the exciting world of grains. The grains category is more than just wheat, we promise! We have covered the basics of each of the grains listed in our long term food storage calculator (see BabyStep 4 if you haven't made your chart yet). Stay tuned for a special wheat grinder article and video which will be added soon!
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