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Baking with unusual whole grain flours and unrefined sugars is not only great for your health: it's also a great way to add depth and flavour to cakes, biscuits and pastries. Amaranth flour has a sweet hay-like aroma that nicely complements the strong spices and various sweeteners in this moist pear cake. It's also high in protein, lysine and fibre, so you can have your cake and eat it too!
vegetarian; vegan & gluten free options
Jazz up your morning bowl!
Porridge is a humble breakfast favourite during the cold winter months with good reason: comforting and creamy, sweet and steaming hot it nourishes and warms us from the inside out.
A great source of energy, oats are renowned for their ability to help lower cholesterol levels, contain more soluble fibre than any other grain and boast a generous, high quality protein content of 12 to 14 %.
Rich, rustic scones with an organic twist
Chilly afternoons are just perfect for tea and scones. Turn on the oven, boil the kettle and warm up as you let your fingertips do all the work- it's very important not to heat the butter (even with your hands) if you want perfectly light scones! These use spelt flour with a hint of buckwheat, giving them a uniquely nutty flavour. Serve with your favourite jam: plum works a treat if you can't decide.
Sweetened with carob syrup, these yummy vegan biscuits will satisfy your sweet tooth
Carob is a naturally sweet pod- technically a legume- which is often used as a low calorie / low fat / non-stimulating substitute for chocolate. We'd argue that carob is delicious in its own right, but these biscuits do have something of the choc-chip-cookie spirit about them.... being packed with carob syrup, rolled oats, shredded coconut, wholewheat flour and tahini they're just a considerably healthier treat!
Proof that chocolate and buckwheat are a match made in heaven!
These are everything a biscuit should be: buttery and sweet and perfect with a cup of tea! Made with organic ingredients, a mix of wholewheat and buckwheat flours, real butter and raw sugar they're also a lot more wholesome than anything you'll get in a packet. Enjoy in moderation!
For fresh biscuits all the
Wheat free, Vegetarian
Organic granola to jump-start your day
Delicious though they may be some granolas are more like desert than breakfast cereal. This version is lighter but no less delicious meaning you can enjoy it everyday! The addition of apple sauce makes up for most of the oil and sugar that is added to other granolas, not to mention that it tastes great with the cinnamon and honey.
The best thing about granola recipes (this one
All the grains and pseudograins included in this section are gluten free and therefore suitable for those who suffer from Coeliac disease.
Rice comes in many different colours, flavours and textures but the most important nutritional distinction is related to processing. Wholegrain rice- known as brown rice- is nutrionally superior because it retains the bran and germ that white rice is stripped of.
For cooking purposes the major distinction in rice types is made according to the size of the grains. Long grain
All of the grains included in this section contain gluten and are therefore not suitable for people who suffer from Coeliac disease.
Wheat was one of the first grains to be domesticated and is the third most cultivated grain today after maize and rice. Wheat is divided into three genetic groups, the most widely cultivated of which are called 'hexaploids' and include common wheat and spelt.
Farro is an Italian term for wheat and commonly refers to the Einkorn, Emmer and Spelt strains. Because Farro
Grains, grains, grains
We're willing to bet that the most frequently asked questions in wholefood stores are about grains. It's hardly surprising given the variety of grains and quasi-grains available in all their myriad colours, shapes and forms, many of which are either ancient or exotic, or both ancient and exotic.
From "what is triticale?" to "I've just
Wheat free, Vegan
A nutritious and delicious way to enjoy porridge
This recipe uses organic whole oats to create an amazingly creamy bowl of porridge. Best of all it requires minimal effort: just pop it on before you go to sleep and wake up to the fragrance of cinnamon and breakfast already made! Top with your favourite fruit and yoghurt and enjoy.
Oats are a great way to start the day, and organic whole oats have the added benefit of being minimally processed. Oats contain complex and potent protein and