Make Your Own Oat Flour

My kids and I enjoy watching cooking shows on Saturday afternoons. One of our favorites is Lidia’s Italy.

On today’s show she made crepes. I have never tried making them before, but would like to. Anyway, Lidia (Bastianich) was talking about the different flours that can be used to make the crepe batter:

Unbleached Flour (said this was best)
White Flour
Oat Flour

She went on to say that you can make your own oat flour. You take dried oats and grind them in your food processor. I’m thinking, “That’s too simple, there must be more to it.” But, alas! my dear friend Google confirms!

Pulse the oats until they are ground into a powder-like consistency. Depending on the speed and power of yourfood processor, this process should take 60 seconds or less. Stop and stir to ensure that all the oats have been finely ground. One cup of rolled oats will yield approximately 1 cup of oat flour.

How Simple!!

2015 Fitness Goals

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Yeah, I know… it’s almost the end of January, but it’s not too late to start making goals for the year.

Goals? Don’t you mean resolutions?

NO! I mean GOALS.
Resolutions are too easily tossed to the side.
GOALS require commitment.

I have made several goals for the year and fewer fitness goals, but will be making more. For now my list consists of:

1) Working out more often.
I started slacking after school started. (I’m a homeschool mom).

2) Walking 300 miles over the course of the year.
I think I’m falling a bit behind, but I’ll catch up within the next month or 2.