Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fresh Flours

We have been gluten free since New Years. This change is something we had been thinking about for a long time. Celiac Disease runs in Papa's genes, and though he himself does not seem to have a gluten intolerance, there is the possibility that our girls (and any future children) could be at risk. That, plus the fact that the more research I do, seems to show that wheat (and the way that has been hybrid and genectically modified over the last century) is not very healthy anyway.

Since we are eventually hoping to have some type bread/crust, I have been searching out alternatives and options. Quinoa was at the top of my list. So I set out to make some quinoa flour.

I toasted 2 cups of organic quinoa for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then tossed it into the food possessor and ground it into flour.

I can use this just like using wheat flour in muffins and cookies and pancakes and....

I have used coconut and tapioca flours from the health/bulk food store, but hope to make those as well as others in the future!

Each week I joined several linky parties!  What a fun way to share and learn! 
Natural Living Monday,  Tot School Gathering Place,  The Children's Bookshelf,  Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}The Gathering Spot,  Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Mom's Library,  Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection HopTuned in Tuesday, Kids in the Kitchen,  Waldorf Wednesday,  It's PlaytimeWe Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link PartyKids Co-Op,  Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids CraftsLink and LearnThrifty Thursday,  Hearts for Home,  needle and thREAD, Made U LookTender Moments with Toddlers and Preschoolers,  Natural Living Link-Up, Small Footprint Friday,  Our Days Homeschool Link-Up,  For the Kids Friday, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on Friday,  Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature TableThe Friday Baby Shower,  TGIF Linky PartyFamily Fun Friday,  Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsOutdoor Play Party,  Do Something Crafty,,  Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party, Making Boys Men, Made with Love

And each week I co-host two such parties: 


  1. Whoa! Are you serious, it was that easy? I'm so going to try this!
    My mom sprouts her grain and then dries it, so the way she makes it is very healthy, but so time consuming and I don't have a dehydrator.
    I'm going to try this!

  2. You made that sound SO simple! I can't wait to see a post about you using it in a recipe. I LOVE quinoa and admittedly I use a lot of whole wheat pastry flour in my vegan cooking/baking. Here from the Mostly Homemade Mondays Linky :)
    Liked you on FB

  3. I just ground quinoa in my grain mill the other day. Quinoa makes a great flourl. Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!