I know bread is supposed to be "bad" for us, that it's either partially or fully responsible for most of today's dietary ills, depending upon which article or book you are reading. But I don't buy it. I'm still of the opinion that bread itself is not the culprit, but rather … [Read more...] about Einkorn Flour Banana Bread Quick Recipe
Einkorn Flour Recipes
While I normally try to avoid processed carbohydrates and flour as a general rule, sometimes I'm simply in the mood to have biscuits with breakfast, banana bread in the afternoon or just a nice warm piece of bread. When that itch arrives, and it's time to scratch, I always prefer homemade to store-bought, and more often than not, I prefer Einkorn Flour to conventional or modern flour.
What is Einkorn Flour you ask, and why would I prefer it over modern flour? The very quick, very simple explanation is that Einkorn Flour is the original wheat, from way back when. No, not the 1950's or 60's, way way back when, more like hundreds and thousands of years ago.
In the mid-20th century, scientists altered many wheat strains to increase productivity and profitability, with very little concern for future health consequences, such as gluten intolerance. When compared side by side, the centuries old Einkorn Flour has a very different nutritional profile, and gluten profile, than modern wheat.
In short, yes, Einkorn Flour does have gluten, but it is a different type of gluten than modern wheat contains, and in fact, seemingly passes the ELISA testing that is often performed when looking for gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, but that does not mean that it is safe for anyone suffering from Celiac disease.
In addition, it also has more protein per serving, more fiber, and higher vitamin and mineral levels. For most of us, this may really be a situation where we can have our cake, and eat it too!
Some nights just scream for pizza. Even when you're trying to eat "right" and avoid processed food, sometimes it's just pizza time!One afternoon last week, this wasn't a last minute decision, I started working on my own cast iron skillet pizza, to see if it would pass muster … [Read more...] about Cast Iron Skillet Pizza
School is set to start next week for my kids, so I guess that marks the official end of summer. But just because summer is over doesn't mean that my favorite summertime fruit is all gone. Instead, I just picked up another box of hand picked fresh peaches this past weekend, and … [Read more...] about Fresh Peach Galette
Some months ago, maybe even longer, I found a recipe for gluten free blueberry muffins that used both coconut flour and almond flour. They were for a niece of mine who was following a gluten-free lifestyle, and I think she was very appreciative. I guess they must have been … [Read more...] about Einkorn Flour Blueberry Muffins
As of last week, I had never made homemade tortillas. Not that I'm against eating them, I just haven't ever gotten around to making my own. Then again, on some levels, I probably do have a problem with tortillas in general.Some of the store bought tortillas that I've looked … [Read more...] about Einkorn Wheat Flour Tortillas
I've read all the books about how evil flour and gluten are, and I think I even buy in to some of it. But not entirely. Besides, sometimes a guy just wants to sit down with a big bowl of fresh pasta and enjoy the moment, maybe with a glass of wine, and some good … [Read more...] about Fresh Einkorn Wheat Flour Pasta
Diabetes is on the rise. Auto-immune and inflammatory diseases are being reported at higher rates now than before. New cancer cases worldwide are expected to skyrocket! Are these conditions all due to the fact that modern wheat is very different from what our ancestors grew up … [Read more...] about Einkorn Wheat Flour Nutrition Info
Is there really such a thing as healthy buttermilk pancakes? Probably not, but I'm pretty convinced that it has a lot to do with what you are comparing it to. For instance, do I have to compare my Einkorn Flour pancakes to a salad comprised of freshly picked greens? Or would a … [Read more...] about Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes
I think I've said it before, on a different post, that the ladies in my house are huge fans of biscuits. I mean it, serious biscuit eaters. Actually, any kind of breads will do, even a sprouted whole grain loaf! And they haven't been overly excited by my recent insistence on … [Read more...] about Einkorn Flour Biscuits Recipe