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8 Grain Muffins – Yummy and Tasty! #foodthanks

24 Nov

Tasty nutty goodness with whole grain oats, brown rice, corn, soybeans, millet, barley, oat bran, sunflower seeds & flaxseed

I can’t remember the last time I baked anything requiring baking soda. I pride myself on being an average “assembler” and since baking is chemistry and requires precise measurement, I’ve never really been a baker. But it’s cold out and I’m getting sucked into it by all the lovely posts and pics from my friends. (Thank you all, I think!) But I’m also trying to eat healthier, so I wanted to try something besides my great grandma’s Teaball recipe.

I picked up a package of Bob’s Red Mill 8 Grain Hot Cereal because it looked yummy and had a Muffin Recipe on the package. It has 8 whole grains for goodness sake – that’s healthy!

Knowing the danger involved, but feeling CONFIDENT (due to the kind support of Spabettie (Kristina) & VinoLuci (Barb), I decided to modify it a bit using yogurt, maple syrup, apples & nuts. But yes, I was also feeling nervous about modifying given the chemistry nature of this project.

I enlisted the help of my 18 month old nephew, properly slung a towel over his shoulder, turned on James Taylor, and went to work.   Continue reading

My Top 5 #FoodThanks List – What Are Yours?

23 Nov

Jean-Pierre Wolff, Wolff Vineyards

I know thousands of farmers. I’ve worked with farmers for 15 years.  I love my farmers. But I know that it’s easy to forget that it takes people to grow food because we buy most of our food from grocers and we don’t have a FACE to go with the food.  So today is a day to celebrate and thank the farmers who grow the food we enjoy everyday.

  1. I’m thankful for cheese & nuts – because they make me feel like a gourmet.
  2. I’m thankful that I have the choice to buy my food at the farmer’s market, supermarket, neighborhood market, and online market.
  3. I’m thankful for all the fresh fruits and vegetables in my kitchen and that my body craves them.
  4. I’m thankful for olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and basil, because they’re good with everything.
  5. I’m thankful that I don’t wake up or go to sleep hungry.

Do you know a farmer? Have you thanked a farmer lately? Please consider sharing your #foodthanks in the comments below, via twitter, and on Facebook.

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