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Grain of Truth: Why Eating Wheat Can Improve Your Health
Grain of Truth
Why Eating Wheat Can Improve Your Health
Paperback      ISBN: 1101982918
A mouth-watering way to break free from anti-gluten hysteria and enjoy great grains again Is wheat really the new asbestos? Does eating it in any form jeopardize your health and impair your brain functions? That’s the dire message from mega-sellers likeGrain Brain and Wheat Belly, and that’s why the gluten-free industry now reaps billions of dollars every year. But when his wife surprises him by suddenly eliminating gluten from her diet, investigative journalist Stephen Yafa takes that as an incentive to delve deep into this latest food fad. He comes away many months later with a completely different conclusion: whole wheat and other whole grains, he discovers, extend our lifespan and lower the risk of serious heart disease. In fact, they’re one of the best sources of fiber needed to feed our probiotic gut bacteria. But what about Big Bad Gluten? Scientists who run clinical studies show him how the negative effects of wheat gluten can be neutralized for almost all of us. When wheat is correctly processed through long fermentation, they say, that method cuts gluten down to size. Literally. Natural fermentation breaks down these bulky proteins into tiny fragments for easy digestion, while slowing the conversion rate of starch to sugar. Grain of Truth brings this important new information into a debate dominated by alarmist anti-wheat authors who leave out the most crucial point—it’s the processing method, not the wheat seed itself, that makes all the difference! By helping us to find the healthiest sources of artisan-made, long-fermented whole grain, Yafa gives us back our delicious daily bread—the crunchy, chewy, real thing. If you’ve been afraid to eat wheat, he shows you a way to refresh your palate and befriend your gut without fear. Separating fact from fad, Yafa challenges many common myths: a gluten-free diet doesn’t lead to weight loss for most of us; it isn’t healthier; gluten isn’t addictive; there is no GMO wheat; and modern hybrid wheat has not been manipulated to contain health-risk components. In all, Grain of Truth offers a long-overdue objective, thoroughly researched response to anti-wheat hysteria— and it’s entertaining as well. When Yafa attempts to bake his first sourdough at home, anyone who’s transformed their kitchen into a soggy, chaotic, messy disaster-zone while trying a new recipe will immediately relate to his misdirected efforts. His revealing book sets the record straight, breaking down the botany of the wheat plant we’ve hijacked for our own use, the science of nutrition and digestion, and the damaging effects of mass production—all to point us toward a better, richer diet by offering a healthy, delicious alternative. For readers of Salt Sugar Fat and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Grain of Truth smoothly blends science, history, biology, economics, and nutrition to give us back our daily bread.
Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, & Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn & More
Homegrown Whole Grains
Grow, Harvest, & Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn & More
Paperback      ISBN: 160342153x
A resource that has everything gardeners need to know to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook small crops of nine types of whole grains also includes fifty recipes to bring whole grains to the family table. Original.
The Whole Grain Promise: More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet
The Whole Grain Promise
More Than 100 Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet
Paperback      ISBN: 0762456620
Whether they are consumed to reduce heart disease, increase memory, or improve overall health, whole grains are a one-of-a-kind alternative to processed flour. Now, inWhole Grain Promise, Robin Asbell provides more than 100 easy recipes that will encourage anyone to embrace the whole grain diet. From Baked Pumpkin Spice Scotch Oats and Zesty Kale to Creamy Millet Corn Chowder with Chipotle and Blueberry Blue Corn Upside Down Cake, there’s a healthy but delicious recipe for everyone. In addition to the recipes, Robin breaks down the major grains and how best to cook them, shares their different health benefits, and offers other ways to include whole grains into your diet. An indispensable cookbook for the health-conscious, Whole Grain Promise also features beautiful full-color photographs throughout.
Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More
Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580083544
"A whole-grain cookbook featuring well-balanced and wholesome recipes inspired by the Mediterranean cuisines of Greece, southern France, Italy, and Turkey"--
Einkorn: Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat
Recipes for Nature's Original Wheat
Paperback      ISBN: 0804186472
Provides one hundred recipes highlighting the ancient grain einkorn, a seed that allows sufferers of gluten sensitivity to eat wheat, including such foods as kefir sourdough bread, sea salt crackers, and almond sugar cookies.
The Freekeh Cookbook: Healthy, Delicious, Easy-to-Prepare Meals With America's Hottest Grain
The Freekeh Cookbook
Healthy, Delicious, Easy-to-Prepare Meals With America's Hottest Grain
Hardcover      ISBN: 162873616x
Freekeh is a tasty, versatile grain that’s packed full of fiber and protein. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up, and the result was freekeh! With 8 grams of protein per serving, it is quickly gaining popularity in America as a healthy grain that tastes great and keeps you fuller for longer, aiding in weight loss. This beautifully photographed cookbook showcases dozens of ways to incorporate freekeh into every meal of the day. Recipes include: Almond Cookies with Cocoa Nibs Cardamom Freekeh Bars Curried Freekeh Crackers Freekeh ?n Cheese Moroccan lamb with Dried Fruits and Nuts Pistachio Encrusted Shrimp with tamari Frekeh Raspberry Freekeh Pancakes Roasted Pumpkin with Chicken Apple Sausage and Kale Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes Tandoor Chicken with Curried Eggplant Freekeh And More!
The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs
The Homebrewer's Garden
How to Grow, Prepare & Use Your Own Hops, Malts & Brewing Herbs
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1612126863
If you have a backyard, or even a sunny porch or balcony, you can grow your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains to enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your home-brewed beer -- and ensure that you have the freshest, purest, best ingredients possible. Simple instructions from experts Joe and Dennis Fisher guide you through every step of the process, from setting up your first hop trellis to planting and caring for your herbs, harvesting and drying them, malting grain, and brewing more than 25 recipes specifically designed for homegrown ingredients. This fully updated second edition includes a new section featuring color photography of the plants, expanded information on growing hops in small spaces, innovative trellising ideas, an expanded section on malting, new profiles of prominent grower/brewers, and up-to-date information on grain-growing best practices.
The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer
The Organic Grain Grower
Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1603583653
The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, pulse crops, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition to detailed cultivation and processing information, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention for the local-food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole farm management. Including extensive information on: - The history of grain growing and consumption in North America - The twenty-first century and the birth of the local-food movement - Considering your farm's scale and climate - Understanding soil fertility and structure - Planting your crop (including spring vs. fall cereals and preparing your soil) - The growing and ripening process (reproductive, milk, hard-and-soft dough stages) - The grain harvest - Preparing grain for sale, storage, or end use (drying, cleaning seed, grain handling) - Seed breeding and saving - Machinery, infrastructure, and processing (both home-scale tools and larger farm equipment) - Grinding grains for livestock rations (including how to put together a ration based on protein content) and sample rations for dairy cows, pigs, and chickens - Processing grains for human consumption - Additional resources and information for new grain farmers, and more... Beginners will learn how to grow enough wheat for a year's supply of bread flour for their homestead, and farmers will learn how to become part of a grain co-op, working alongside artisan bakers and mills. Never before has there been a guide to growing organic grains applicable both for the home-scale and professional farming scale. This will be a classic for decades to come and a crucial addition to any farmer's, homesteader's, gardener's, agronomist's, or seed-saver's library.
Posh Rice: Over 70 recipes for all things rice
Posh Rice
Over 70 recipes for all things rice
Hardcover      ISBN: 1849499020
Rice is a staple ingredient all over the world. It's versatile, simple to cook, and delicious, and with Posh Rice you can discover more than 70 recipes to make the most of this easy to cook ingredient. With a guide to the basics of cooking rice, and a photo of every recipe, this is the ultimate gifty cookbook or self-purchase for rice-lovers everywhere.

Restoring Heritage Grains: The Culture, Biodiversity, Resilience, and Cuisine of Ancient Wheats
Restoring Heritage Grains
The Culture, Biodiversity, Resilience, and Cuisine of Ancient Wheats
Paperback      ISBN: 1603586709
Including recipes for baking with Einkorn Wheat is the most widely grown crop on our planet, yet industrial breeders have transformed this ancient staff of life into a commodity of yield and profit—witness the increase in gluten intolerance and 'wheat belly’. Modern wheat depends on synthetic fertilizer and herbicides that damage our health, land, water, and environment. Fortunately, heritage ‘landrace' wheats that evolved over millennia in the organic fields of traditional farms do not need bio-chemical intervention to yield bountifully, are gluten-safe, have rich flavor and high nutrition. Yet the robust, majestic wheats that nourished our ancestors are on the verge of extinction. In Restoring Heritage Grains, author Eli Rogosa of the Heritage Grain Conservancy, invites readers to restore forgotten wheats such as delicious gluten-safe einkorn that nourished the first Neolithic farmers, emmer—the grain of ancient Israel, Egypt, and Rome that is perfect for pasta and flatbreads, rare durums that are drought-tolerant and high in protein, and many more little known wheat species, each of which have a lineage intertwined with the human species and that taste better than any modern wheat. Restoring Heritage Grains combines the history of grain growing and society, in-depth practical advice on landrace wheat husbandry, wheat folk traditions and mythology, and guidelines for the Neolithic diet with traditional recipes for rustic bread, pastry and beer. Discover the ancient grains that may be one of the best solutions to hunger today, and provide resilience for our future.