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What is the basic technique for cooking amaranth?

I wanted to cook some amaranth grains. The back of the package said to cook 1 part amaranth and 3 parts water until soft, then let them soak for another 30 minutes. I ended up with amaranth soup. ...
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What grains are gluten free?

I know wheat is the common problem when avoiding gluten, but what about other grains, like barley, rye, or oats?
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Soaking millet before making ogi

I have a recipe for making Ogi - soured mixed millet, that calls for soaking whole millet grains, then blending them, then souring them with whey for three days. I'm wondering why is there the first ...
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Are Farro (Triticum dicoccum) and Spelta (Triticum spelta) interchangeable?

I can't find Farro (Triticum dicoccum) where I live and Spelta (Triticum spelta) is relatively common. How interchangeable are they? What should I expect if I make a Farro dish using Spelta?
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How to separate milk kefir grains?

How many kefir grains will make a quart size of kefir? I think I have too many grains in one batch. I also am still a novice, been at this five months. I enjoy making it, and have many grains. Some ...
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How to sprout quinoa (and other grains) safely

I've recently begun sprouting my own grains but I've found (no matter the method I use) that they tend to be too...crunchy? My boyfriend described my last batch of black quinoa tasting like it had ...
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What is the difference between cracked wheat and wheatgerm?

What is the difference between cracked wheat and wheatgerm? I have used both items in completely different contexts - cracked wheat in salad and wheatgerm in muesli - but would like to know what the ...
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What rice should I use when a recipe asks for “short grain rice”?

If a recipe says "short grain rice", which would be the correct rice to use?
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How can I make whole grains stick to the top of bread?

I want to bake bread or bagels that have whole grains like poppy seeds, cumin, caraway, etc. stuck to the top. I have tried just pressing them to the top but they fall off during or shortly after ...
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Why didn't my 100% whole wheat bread proof?

After enjoying many of the recipes out of The Bread Baker's Apprentice I moved on to Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads to learn about how to make hearth-style 100% whole grain bread. Unfortunately ...