I heard something that 100 percent whole wheat bread cannot be considered

@suspenseful (40326)
Canada
May 19, 2008 6:15pm CST
whole grains. This was on one of my favorite cooking shows, Eat Shrink and Be Merry. and since I had ran out of whole wheat bread soon after, I find that it costs quite a bit more thanks to Al Gore, his Global Warning Cronies, and the conversion of wheat fields and other grains to corn for ethanol, that the whole grain breads are more expensive. I decided to make some flat bread with a mixture of rye, whole wheat flour, and it tasted quite well. So for all of you, do you have any suggestions as to what are whole grains, besides brown rice, whole wheat (in what condition) rye flour,etc - we have a bulk store--and what to do with them, plus suggested recipes? I have a slight allergy to wheat, by the way.
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@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
20 May 08
Sorry I can't help with suggestions, but what is your reaction to wheat? I find it makes me a little loose if I eat too much of it.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 May 08
I start coughing up phelgm like it is going out of style. I also get slightly constipated and my stomach gets bloated. It is not that bad, but it is rather annoying, especially the phelgm part. People think I have a cold or I am getting pneumonia. The medical sites tell you the worse that could happen.
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@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
20 May 08
the congestion sounds like me and dairy. If I eat too much of it I start having trouble breathing, and then it just gets worse. Happily, these days it really takes a lot more dairy abuse than I can handle, since I don't drink milk and the other forms of dairy don't affect me as much.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 May 08
I always buy wheat bread,never white bread.it seems the white bread is somewhat sticky and i have used wheat bread forever..We have a Mrs.Bairds bakery not far from our house and i can get 3 loafs for 2.20 ,which isn't bad, so far they have not went up on price,so far...I sometimes buy the whole grains,i was not aware that it was not 100% whole wheat though.they should not lie to us like that should they? I supposs now days you can not count on anyone of those people telling us the truth...I wish i knew how to make bread but i don't,i bet what you made was good.I use to have one of those bread makers,and i had it 3 years and never used it and finally i sold it in my garage sale for $5.00 still in the box..I do hope the lady that bought it has enjoyed it,but for me i just never made bread in it...
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 May 08
I think the whole grains are what they say - like Dempsters, but the one hundred percent whole wheat bread you buy at Stupid= Superstore and Safeway are not one hundred whole grain because if you read the package, only part of it is and I am not counting the oil, salt, yeast, and water. I am talking about the gluten flour. I made bread a few times, but I have to learn how to make bread that has all rye flour, and with rice or oats as I have a slight allergy to wheat. I have a bread maker, but the motor ran down and it did not knead properly. I may save and get a new one. Since my husband only likes white bread, I guess I have to buy the bread maker for myself.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 May 08
I wuld think barley as a grain and I know I could name more but mind has gone bloamk
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 May 08
I know about rye, wheat, rice, and there are some other weird grains like quinola, of what they call ancient grains. The only time I had barley was either barley soup or barley water that I got when I was sick - the English version of the Chicken Soup cure all. I might go to the Bulk store and pick some up - the barley and rice flour, that is. I also might pick up some brown rice spaghetti, because I start coughing like crazy and having phelgm with the regular spaghetti.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
22 May 08
nds like ya got a plan going there
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
29 May 08
So on Monday, I had the brown rice spaghetti (took long to cook, so next time I will cook it ahead of time and put it in a zip lock bag until I need it) but for the first time, I did not cough and sneeze. I had to get something else from the Bulk Store this time, but the next time I will get some rotini or reg. macaroni. I will also look for spaghetinni or angel hair pasta if they have any.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
29 May 08
I have found a site that has grains listed and what they are used for. According to this site barley is not good for some one with gluten problems. You can also find recipes. http://www.csaceliacs.org/gluten_grains.php Here is another place that give some gluten free recipes http://www.jewishfood-list.com/recipes/bread/&bread_index.html I hope this helps. I have learned a lot from doing some research for you.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
30 May 08
Thank you for the information. We can get rice flour at the bulk store in our neighborhood and at a lot cheaper price then what you get at Safeway or even Superstore where it is in little packages. A lot of those grains we can get in Bulk. I bookmarked it so that the next time I go to the Bulkstore on Wednesday I will get some. That was most helpful.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Thanks suspenseful for the BR How are you doing on the Gluten free diet?
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
8 Jun 08
I am feeling much better. I am not coughing up phelgm since I cut down on the wheat. I have not figure if I lost any weight yet. My friends say I am looking better, but I am naturally large boned so it is hard for me to see any results.
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• Brazil
3 Jun 08
Recipe Whole Grain Waffles Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 1 3/4 cups skim milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup flax seed meal 1/4 cup wheat germ 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Beat in whole wheat pastry flour, flax seed meal, wheat germ, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until batter is smooth. 2. Preheat a waffle iron, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter into waffle iron in batches, and cook until crisp and golden brown.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
3 Jun 08
Thank you. I do not have wheat germ, so I will have to pick some up and I ran out of my whole wheat flour.
@GardenGerty (88975)
• Marion, Kansas
20 May 08
Could you share your recipe for the rye and whole wheat flour flat bread? For whole wheat or whole grain breads, that ingredient has to be listed first on the label.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 May 08
What I did was mix a little rye flour with the whole wheat flour and added a little water. I do not have an exact recipe. I do things by portions or by hand. It is the same way I make cookies. The whole wheat flour is not like white flour, in that you do not need to add oil unless you want to. Just make it the constituency of dough and roll it very flat and then cook on a good teflon pan.