This is just one example of a food which is easy to process, nourishing, energy 
and health giving and costs practically nothing. It is simply four ounces of hard 
red winter wheat (1), sprouted for 48 hours, cooked overnight in your thermos, 
and put in your blender. This makes a large bowl of breakfast cereal which 
tasteswonderful and will give you more energy than you can imagine. There 
are severalsteps to processing this food but it takes only a few minutes in all 
as you bustle about in your daily routine. You probably already have most of 
what you need but you should equip yourself with what you lack.
First, look up your local feed and seed store, even in a city, and call them. 
Ask if they have, or can order, 50 to 60 pounds of hard red winter wheat (2), 
untreated (treated seed is strictly for planting). There is no reason they should 
not be able to provide it for less than $25.00 a bag. It will cost between 
$35.00 and $50.00, if you buy it online by the bag or pail, depending on 
your location and where you shop. For the sake of argument, let’s say it 
costs $50.00 for 50 pounds or $1.00 per pound. You will use 4 ounce 
portions. That is 4 times 50 or 200 breakfasts or 25 cents per breakfast. 
That’s a dollar per breakfast for a family of four (and half that, or less, if you
 can find it locally).

Two things you will need are a Stanley Aladdin narrow-mouthed thermos bottle. 
These cost $19.00 at Wal-Mart, are almost unbreakable and will last a lifetime,
and a grain mill (which you should have anyway). Don't be tempted to get a wide-mouthed thermos, if you mean to cook in it. It holds 3/4 cup less than you need. Also, the cap has a wider surface, which keeps it from holding the heat of the near boiling water needed for actual cooking. 

Next you need two quart jars. Mayonnaise jars or similar will do. To cover them get 
some nylon window screen from the hardware store and cut two six inch by six inch 
squares. Put four ounces of wheat in each jar. Put the screens over the jars and hold 
them in place with large rubber bands. Fill one jar one-third with water and set it 
near the sink overnight. 

Next morning pour out the soak water and drink it. It is vitamin-rich and a good 
morning tonic. Upend the jar in the sink to drain. After the first draining, flood the 
wheat about every four hours before bedtime and drain it. The idea is to keep the 
wheat moist. At the last flooding the first day, just before bedtime, flood the second jar
 and let it set overnight like the first. Next day, drink the water and treat the second as the first, flooding both every four hours or so. 

On the second evening the first jar of wheat will show sprouts protruding from the ends of the grains. Now it is ready. It is part grain and part fresh vegetable. Its protein and vitamin content is higher and it is altogether a more complete food, rich and amazingly nutritious and, again, a complete meal for pennies. 

Empty the sprouted grains into a two cup measure and put four more ounces of wheat in the jar, flood and set aside overnight as before. Now you have a perpetual routine taking up no real time and producing a fantastic amount of food for little cost. With the sprouted grain in the two cup measure fill it with water to the two cup mark. Then pour it into a saucepan on the stove and add two more cups of water and a few shakes of salt to keep it from tasting flat. Heat it to a boil, which takes about five minutes. You will need a funnel to pour the water and the grain into the thermos. Take a gallon plastic bottle; milk, bleach, vegetable oil, etc. and cut it in half. Use the top half for the funnel. Fill your thermos with hot water to preheat it and then pour out just before filling with the grain. While the grain is still boiling, empty the pan into the funnel and so into the thermos. You will have to use a spoon to push part of the grain from the funnel into the thermos, as well as some of the grain from the pan. At any rate, do it quickly so you can cap the thermos to contain the heat. Cap then shake the thermos and lay it on its side so its contents don't bunch up, and leave it overnight. Next morning, pour the contents into a blender and pour out part of the liquid into a cup. Drink the liquid as it is rich in vitamins. 

With just enough liquid to cover the grain, turn on the blender at low. Then increase the speed until the grain is all ground to the consistency of oatmeal. You can add cinnamon or any other flavoring if you like but you will find it has a delicious taste of its own. 

You do not need much sweetener as the sprouting has created quite a bit of wheat sugar. You can add cream if you like, but I like mine plain. In fact, I just blend the wheat with all the liquid and drink it. You will be surprised at the energy you feel even a few minutes after eating. Not only will it enable you to be more energetic and alert until lunch time but it will also be an excellent weight adjuster. 

For instance, if you are overweight, that energy will make you more active and you will lose weight. If you are underweight, its carbohydrates will be burned up as energy and that same energy will activate and increase your musculature.

There is one possible drawback to this breakfast. If you are active, no problem. But if you live a sedentary lifestyle and are sluggish, you may get the runs. Not chronic, just loose. However, this would only last a few days. After all, this is whole wheat, with all the bran. People have been eating roughly ground whole wheat for thousands of years. Up until about eighty years ago only the very rich ever ate white bread. Sluggish intestines were a rarity except among the wealthy. 

Consequently, only the rich got colon cancer. Colon cancer is caused by the buildup of carcinogens on intestinal linings. The rough bran from whole wheat and coarsely ground corn kept the intestines of common folk free from any such buildup. The same goes for oatmeal, which has recently been touted as the perfect bran food. It is a staple of the Scots and is high in protein. But what with the bran craze its price has risen much higher than its nutritive value. 

So back to the wheat bran and its unsettling effects on the innards of sluggards. This is only temporary. Any radical, even beneficial, change in the diet will cause a reaction. The intestines are not harmed, any more than unused muscles are harmed after a first day of horseback riding. The nether quarters doth protest but they soon get used to it. No need to overdo it to bowleggedness though. So I am not suggesting this to be your whole breakfast permanently or that you make whole wheat your staple food. What I would suggest, however, is that you challenge yourself to make it your whole breakfast for two weeks. 

You will save money. You will experience fantastic energy. You will lose/gain weight. You will even get cleaned out and regular and will realize that you will never really need a laxative, even Metamucel, and you will become more self-sufficient. From then on if you eat only one serving each day, you will lower you risk of colon cancer. And, you will never fear starvation as long as you have sense enough to buy whole grains in bulk.

Any whole grain (spelt, millet, barley, oatmeal, flax, corn, quinoa, etc.) can be
substituted for wheat berries in the recipes shown.

Cooking Wheat Berries...
Step 1 Buy a bag, pail, or truckload of hard red winter wheat.
Step 2 Measure 1 cup and place in a strainer. Wash the wheat berries thoroughly 
under running water, even if they were packaged.
Step 3 Place them in a medium saucepan and cover with about 2 inches of water. Cover and let them soak overnight.
Step 4 Drain the water in the morning and drink it.
Step 5 Add the 3 cups of water and salt to the wheat berries and bring to a vigorous boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour, or until they split open and turn chewy.
Step 6 Eat them in the morning instead of oatmeal. For a power breakfast, add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.
Step 7 Make a healthy lunch salad with wheat berries, lentils, green onion, cumin and garlic vinaigrette dressing. Add celery or bell peppers for additional vitamins and antioxidants.
Step 8 Substitute wheat berries for rice in a pilaf for dinner. Or add them to soups instead of barley.

Home Made Cream of Wheat Cereal...
Step 1 Buy a bag, pail, or truckload of hard red winter wheat.
Step 2 Coarsely grind 1 cup or more of wheat berries.
Step 3 Place 3/4 cup of the ground berries in a pan with a pinch of salt, cover with water, and soak overnight (if you can’t, or don’t want to soak them overnight, they will just take an extra 5 or 10 minutes to cook). 
Step 4 Add additional water (if needed) to cover the cream of wheat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes, watching so it doesn’t boil over and make a mess.
Step 5 Top with brown sugar, honey, butter, milk, or any combination thereof. Enjoy!

This same recipe can be used for whole rice. Simply grind it to the consistency of coarse sand, and follow the above directions. Grind whole oats coarsely and you’ll have instant oatmeal.

Don’t spend 3 or 4 dollars for a box of cream of wheat, cream of rice, instant oatmeal, or farina when you can make fresh it in a few minutes, for pennies on the dollar. Your grain mill will pay for itself very quickly. See: Recipes for Life.http://www.wheatmontana.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=155&osCsid=28e3e2220cde602b62dad9b993555a2chttp://store.honeyvillegrain.com/hardredwheat50lb.aspxhttp://www.everythingkitchens.com/grainmills.htmlhttp://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/country_living_mill.aspxhttp://www.lehmans.com/store/Kitchen___Grain_and_Grain_Mills___Our_Best_Grain_Mill___C17B?Args=http://www.lehmans.com/cgi-bin/lehmans/dyna/dynaxThnSf?page_number=1shapeimage_14_link_0shapeimage_14_link_1shapeimage_14_link_2shapeimage_14_link_3shapeimage_14_link_4shapeimage_14_link_5
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