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Substitution Tips for Flax Seed

Substituting Flour
– Omega Golden Flaxseed was developed for use in the baking industry because of its nutrient value and good taste. Flaxseed flour enhances the flavor of whole wheat flour based recipes and Cold Milled Whole Flax Seed flour is stabilized to retain a high nutrient content with 50% flax oil (omega 3 & 6 oils), high Protein, and high Fiber and guaranteed 20 month self life without refrigeration! Cooking with Flax Seed

A general rule of subsitition for flour is to reduce the flour by 1/2 to 3/4 cup and add the equivalent in flax flour. The fiber content of flaxseed flour will require some additional liquid when converting traditional recipes, as baked goods will brown more quickly. For more great recipe information please consult a Flaxseed Cookbook.

Substituting Fat: – 3 Tablespoons ground Omega Golden Flax Seed = 1 Tablespoon Margarine, butter or cooking oil. Substitute for all or some of the fat depending on the recipe.To substitute for all of the fat with flax seed, increase liquid by 75% as ground flax seed absorbs liquid. Baked goods brown more quickly.

Substituting Eggs: – 1 Tablespoon of ground Omega Golden Flax Seed plus 3 tablespoons water for each egg.
Substitute a 1:3 ratio of ground flaxseed and water mixture for each egg in recipes for pancakes, muffins and cookies. Allow to sit for several minutes before adding to your recipe.

Recipes

Meat Loaf - One of life’s simple pleasures...

Lean Ground beef
Skim milk
Ground flax seed
Dry bread crumbs
Chopped onion
Egg, beaten
Worcestershire sauce
Black pepper
Garlic powder
Dry mustard
Celery salt
Ground thyme
Ketchup


2 lbs
1 cup
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 cup

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In a large bowl, combine beef, milk, ground flax, crumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, garlic, mustard, celery salt and thyme. Mix well. Pat mixture into a 22 x 13 x 8 cm (9 x 5 x 3 inch) loaf pan. Spread ketchup over top of loaf. Bake at 180°C (350°F) 1 to 1 1⁄2 hours, until no pink remains. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan, place on platter to serve. Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: 1 slice

Great Granola - Best Way to Start Your Day!

From Betty Helen Longhi and Jane Brody

Canola oil
Honey
Oatmeal
Multigrain (if not available more Oatmeal)
Cinnamon
Raw Sunflower seeds
Chopped nuts(pecans, walnuts or almonds)
Wheat germ
Ground Flax Seed


1 cup
1 cup
4 1/2 cups
4 1/2 cups
4 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
3/4 cups
3/4 cups
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Whisk together Canola oil and Honey and heat in microwave for 1 minute until the mixture emulsifies.
Mix dry ingredients together (oatmeal, multigrain, cinnamon, sunflower seeds) and fold in honey/oil mixture. Spread mixture on two cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and stir in wheat germ, and ground flaxseed.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove and stir mixture. Bake 7 minutes and stir, then bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown
Put both pans in the oven with one on the upper shelf and one on the lower shelf and exchange their position each time you stir them.
Let cool, crumble up and store in an airtight container. Mix with sliced apples, cranberries, milk or plain or flavored yogurt of choice. A wonderful way to start the day!

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Farmland Flax Cookies - A popular cookie that everyone loves.

Butter
Granulated sugar
Brown sugar
Flax seed-
Large eggs
Vanilla
All-purpose flour
Baking soda
Oatmeal

1 1/3 cups
1 1/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
3
1 1/2 tsp
3 1/2 cups
1 tbsp
3 cups
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In a bowl, cream butter and sugars; add flax seed. In another bowl, beat eggs and vanilla together. Combine with flax mixture. Sift together the flour and soda. Mix in oatmeal and combine with other ingredients. Form dough into 4 cm (1 1⁄2 inch) round logs. Place in freezer and chill. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Slice into .5 cm (1/4 inch) medallions. Place on baking sheet leaving about 5 cm (2 inches) between cookies. Bake 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from sheet and cool Yield: 108 cookies (5 cm/2 inches)

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Fat Flush Fruit Smoothie

Fresh or frozen fruit 1 cup
Protein powder 2 Tablespoons
Cran-water or plain water 8 ounces
Omega Golden Flax Seed 2 Tablespoons ground
Stevia Plus to taste (0ptional) 1/4 teaspoon
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 2-3 minutes

The Fat Flush Plan by Ann Gittleman recommends flax seed in the daily cleanse.

Long Life Cocktail
8 ounces of the cranberry water
add 1 tablespoon of ground Omega Golden Flax Seeds.
Taken 2 times daily: on arising and before bed
To balance hormones and increase elimination

Note: Use only unsweetened cranberry juice-not the no sugar added.

Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
12 oz bag of cranberries
4 cups of purified water
Stevia Plus can be added for sweetness
Boil cranberries in a large saucepan until all the berries pop
Strain the juice
Fill a 32 ounce water bottle with 4 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice and 28 ounces of water
Yield: Servings 32 ounces of straight cranberry juice, enough for about 4 days.

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