I’m tossing around titles in my head, but “Is Your Flour Wet?” kind of cracks me up for an eBook filled with soaked grain recipes. It seems to me that the most common misconception when people first hear of the technique of ‘soaking’ their grains is that they have to drown their flour and somehow drain off excess water before baking a recipe.
That image is a great starting point for a FREE recipe eBook with the best of the web’s soaked recipes, don’t you think?
I’m determined to wrap up the soaking grains exploration by the end of this month, and as the big finish, I’d like to share a soaked recipe eBook with my readers, free of charge.
I’ll be posting a round-up of soaked grain recipes Friday, February 25th to which any blogger can add their own favorites. Readers without blogs can also share their goods in the comments section. Mark it in your calendars!
By participating, bloggers agree to allow their recipe to be included in the free eBook along with everything I’ve got to share, hopefully making it a stellar resource for anyone wanting to get into soaking their grains but not sure where to start. Of course, those of us who know “how” to soak our grains are always looking for new recipes, too!
I’m not just a taker, though. Here are the fabulous benefits a blogger can expect to receive by releasing one (or more) of their soaked grain recipes for publication:
- Author retains full copyright of their own material.
- The eBook will contain a link back to the author’s site and a bio, including promotion of any products the author might sell.
- The page announcing the eBook’s publication will also contain a list of contributors with links to their sites (and my Google rank and Alexa aren’t too shabby, so that only helps you).
- All contributors receive the right to offer this eBook as a free gift to their own readers, starting one week after it’s available at Kitchen Stewardship. It can be used as an incentive to sign up for a newsletter or subscribe by email, or just as a free download to promote readership.
If you’re a blogger and interested in participating, you can leave a comment here asking me to add you to my “Real Food Bloggers” email list (or just mark the date and jump in). I can see your email without you having to include it in the text of your comment. And don’t worry, I only use that list when I have something really important to share, which isn’t that often considering how much I talk!
Readers, this month is going to be a biggie! So big, the Monday Mission is suspended for the duration. (Gasp!) Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of baby steps to make with the information coming at you, just nothing official. You can be on the lookout for (in no particular order):
- the Nutrimill grain mill giveaway from Pleasant Hill Grain
- videos of a head-to-head competition between my Nutrimill and my friend’s Wondermill
- how all the different kinds of whole grains are used
- my final review of the Nutrimill after having used it for nearly a year now
- why freshly ground grains trump store bought flour, and how to find quality flour if you don’t have a grain mill yet
- more bread recipes for Seeking the Perfect Homemade Whole Wheat Bread
- soaking vs. sprouting: which is better?
- the most definitive answers I can find about best practices for soaking grains, and of course, the science behind it
- the denouement: “To Soak or Not to Soak” (my best educated guess)
So maybe this will stretch out over two weeks. The rest of February is going to be grains, grains, and more grains, until our family goes grain-free and then gluten-free for Lent in early March!
A few unrelated topics coming up this month include:
- videos of folks taking Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil – want to contribute yours? Upload it to You Tube and share the link with me, and you’ll be famous on KS! I think it will just be fun to see, don’t you?
- a giveaway for some great supplements and coconut oil from Radiant Life
- and hopefully, the release of The Everything Beans Book with a special discount for the first few days!
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Disclosure: Green Pasture is a February sponsor of KS. See my full disclosure statement here.