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Cooking Cracked Wheat

Our instructions will make more sense after you quickly read through our thermos cooking basics. Basic Recipe Ratio: 1 part cracked wheat to 3 parts water Salt: To taste – try 1/2 teaspoon per cup of wheat to start Cooking Time: 40 minutes (approx.)

Cooking Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats (also called pinhead oats, Scotch oats, or Irish oats) are such a step up taste and texture that there’s no comparison to rolled or instant oats. That’s because steel cut oats are made from whole oat groats that have been cut into smaller pieces. In comparison, instant oats are steamed and rolled […]

Cooking Quinoa

Quinoa is a tasty seed that has been classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein – it’s one of the few plant proteins that contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also gluten free and has a low glycemic index. I like quinoa because you can […]

Instant Oatmeal vs. Whole Oats

A lot of people eat instant oatmeal – it’s quick, cheap, pre-flavored (usually), and fills the shelves in the breakfast aisle of your local mega-mart. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of nutrition in those thin flakes. Here’s a great story from the famous ultra-light backpacker, Ray Jardine, in his classic backpacking book Beyond Backpacking: I […]

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