Paleo bircher muesli

paleo bircher muesli

This is a satisfy and filling breakfast which makes a large portion (you may like to use teaspoons if you want a smaller portion). I soak all the seeds and sultanas and craisins for better digestion, but you don’t have to. If you want to use ground flaxseeds (linseed meal) it is better to grind the seeds fresh, so they don’t go rancid. You can use also organic yogurt for a primal option.

A great way to start the day with paleo friendly muesli recipe.

Paleo bircher muesli recipe

1 Tbsp flaxseeds or ground flaxseed
2 tsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp sultanas or currants
1 Tbsp craisins (dried cranberries)
1 orange juiced
1 small apple grated
2 Tbsps of coconut yogurt
2 Tbsps of almond milk

  1. Soak the flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, sultanas and craisins in the orange juice overnight.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until combined.

Serves 1.

Kitchen equipment for gardeners

Even the most experienced gardeners have to deal with gluts in produce and as a result they may own a few more different pieces of equipment then the norm. Gardener cooks need to be creative with their produce as it’s easy to tire of eating the same dish over and over again.

Blender: Useful for making soups and smoothies. You’ll need a heavy duty motor if you want to blend ice or make nut milks. Try: Kitchenaid or VitaMix. Magic Bullet and Personal Blender are smaller portable version.

Food processor: Similar to a blender, but usually has extra blades and disks to perform more tasks. You can slice and chop vegetables, grind, shred and puree food, as well as mixing and kneading doughs. Try: Bruan, Cuisinart, and Kitchenaid.

Food Dehydrator: Usually have stackable trays or removable trays. An inexpensive way to preserve the nutrients in your produce and extend their life. Try Excalibur or Fowlers.

Juicers: Look for ones that separate the juice from the pulp (then use the pulp in bread, cake and biscuit making). Crushing or cold press juicers are best for retaining nutrients. Try Champion or Oscar Living.

Preserving kit with air-tight bottles, cans  or mason jars.

Grain grinder: Useful for making flour. Steel-burred is best.

Sprouter: A dedicated container for growing sprouts. Try A.Vogel.

Mandoline: Zyliss or one of the Japanese ones.

Grater: Microplane are brilliant.

Veggie ‘spiraler’ : Make pasta-like strands out of your vegetables.  Try Benriner Cook Help Spiral Vegatable Slicer (or Cooks Helper or Asian Spiral Slicer – they’re all the same).

Tea strainer: for making herbal teas.

If you serious about being self-sufficient, you may also want a yogurt maker (Easiyo) and a beer making kit (also good for cider).

Photo: Sign at the Powerhouse, Brisbane.