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Old 07-30-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
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Flax - other than baking

I was wondering if anyone has ideas to use flax seed (not oil) in dishes other than baking. I'm sure there are ways we could use it, but I'm drawing a culinary creativity blank!

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I don't really cook with flaxseed, although I've had a container of them for about 4 months - an impulse buy.
But I have heard they are ineffective until you grind them. I figured, when I'm ready, I'd use my mini chopper to grind them.
Perhaps we'll both get ideas here.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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I sprinkle them on my salads.
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Ditto jkath, I do the same.
I snuck some in my meatloaf also. :)
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:42 AM   #5
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oh - that reminds me - also in meatballs (swedish, not italian)

I always figured it would be good on top of rolls too, but the only ones I bake regularly are brioche. I think a heavier roll would be better.
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LOL, I was just going to mention hamburgers too!
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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I put some ground flax seed on my oatmeal.

I keep it in the freezer since I use so little of it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the ideas. Do you store them ground? I don't and that is often the turn off... one more step of prep grinding them. Like anything though, of course it keeps better that way.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #9
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Interesting since I also use in salads and occasionally in my oatmeal. Sometimes also Wheat Germ.
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Put the GROUND (not whole) seeds in your cereal or fruit smoothies. I use it in my pancakes all the time. Just a note: If you use whole flaxseeds the oils are not present so you get no benefits. Grind them in a blender, processor or coffee grinder before using.
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