Buckwheat Cooking Hints Recipe
AHCHOO, T.D. IN MD. 03/21
Cooking Hints! When cooking whole kasha or whole buckwheat groats,
it's unnecessary to use an egg to coat the kernels. The thin seed
coating on whole buckwheat shields each kernel while it cooks,
keeping particles separate and fluffy. Egg white works just as well
as whole egg, when cooking fine, medium or coarse kasha. On these
granulations of kasha, the thin seed coatings are cracked. Use an
egg, egg white or egg substitute to 'seal' each particle and keep
starch granules from sticking together. Follow package directions.
For fluffy kasha and tender groats, boiling hot liquid gives the best
results. Broth-homemade, canned or from a bouillon cube or powder-
adds more flavor than water.
Cooking times vary for fine, medium, coarse or whole kasha. Follow
times on package, keep heat low, and don't lift the lid to peek!
Buckwheat flour is a baker's delight. Make tender pastry crusts and
rolled cookies. If you rework dough, it won't be tough--because it's
gluten-free. For the same reason, pair buckwheat flour in cakes,
muffins and yeast breads. Without some gluten for support, these
You can order buckwheat products from:
The Birkett Mills PO Box 440 Penn Yan, NY 14527 FOOD AND WINE CLUB
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Food Tips of the Week
A few tips on healthy eating
If your aim is to lose weight and also enhance your all round well-being, among other things you really should follow a thoughtfully planned healthy-minded dietary regime. In a perfect world, this ought to include five helpings of grains and vegetables every day and take in the right proportion of nutrients.
Some lower carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Use soya flour or baking mix.
When you require flour for baked goods, substitute it with soya flour or a soy baking mix like Atkins soy baking mix. In most situtations, you may change your best loved recipes that use white flour to use these low carbohydrate alternatives.
* Make great smoothies using low carb yogurt.
Yes, you can't really call it cooking, but if you are missing your smoothies you can make them with low carb yogurt and your favorite fruit. Obviously, you should make sure you use only fruit that is low in carbohydrates and use the whole fruit as the fiber will help.
Lycopene rich foods
(includes apricots, red bell peppers & tomato puree)
The phytochemical lycopene is a simple compound used to color foods and part of the carotenid family. This chemical is accountable for the dark red color of a good number of fruit, vegetables and pulses.
Fortunately, unlike numerous healthy agents, this useful phytochemical does not become less effective if heated during cooking, but is noticeably enhanced by being cooked.
Its most interesting nutritional contribution is that it behaves as an antioxidant and appears to help lower the risk of cancer.
Lycopene is the most potent fighter of singlet oxygen, which is correlated with skin aging. It is also thought to prevent the progression of atherosclerosis.
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