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Old 02-25-2015, 05:11 PM   #41
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We have a bread maker, it get used once or twice a year. . . .

We have a rice maker it gets used a lot 4x/wk easy. We did switch to basmati rice due to the arsenic in rice, since it has 1/2 the arsenic.

Too bad all the farmers used fertilizer with poison in it.
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:14 PM   #42
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It's not hard

2 cups bread flour (or unbleached white flour with glutton added, about 3 Tbl.)
1 cup Spelt flour or white whole wheat
2 tsp regular yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 TBL olive oil
1 tsp salt

If I am feeling frisky I might add some fresh rosemary to the mix.
Thanks. I don't have any Spelt or white whole wheat flour so I will pick some up at the grocery tomorrow (senior discount day ) and give this a try.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:21 PM   #43
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We have a bread maker, it get used once or twice a year. . . .

We have a rice maker it gets used a lot 4x/wk easy. We did switch to basmati rice due to the arsenic in rice, since it has 1/2 the arsenic.

Too bad all the farmers used fertilizer with poison in it.
I think the main problem is that rice is grown on old cotton fields in the southeast. Arsenic was used quite a bit with cotton.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #44
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We have one and use it once a month or so. The bread tastes fresh and great but you have to eat it immediately. It goes stale in 2 days or so.
Bingo. I was tossing 75% of it out for the birds but my bread to bird crap ratio got out of whack and sold it on Craigslist for a 75% loss.
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For others following the thread, you made me decide to throw in another note.
My rice cooker is my absolute favorite appliance (well, I guess right after the microwave). Absolutely perfect rice every time, no matter what kind of rice you're making (mine is used for white, brown, and sushi rice (three different settings, but there are several others)).

If anyone is contemplating one, by all means get a good modern one that has the "fuzzy logic" chip in it. Again, Zojirushi is a top brand.

This is the one I use (had it for about 4 years now):http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-NS-L...shi+ns-lac05xa
I have a basic Miracle Stainless Steel rice cooker with a steamer basket on top. We put rice in the cooker on the bottom and veggies left to steam on top at the same time. Chicken goes in the convection oven right from the freezer. Everything shuts itself off when done and there is a complete meal with minimal attention needed. That is our fast food these days. It is pretty health except for the arsenic part, but we don't eat rice that often, and I personally mix it up with quinoa.

I love both the rice cooker and convection oven. One year I bought rock solid frozen Cornish hens for Thanksgiving and they cooked up tender without defrosting in under an hour in the convection oven. It is a great gadget for people like me with poor meal planning skills.

I am still always on the hunt for some other time or energy saving device I may not have tried yet.
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Just something else to take up room in the kitchen cabinets.

We have not used ours in years.

Suggestion: Spend your money on a heavy Kitchenaid mixer--with the dough hooks. It makes food preparation so efficent and they're just great items.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:17 PM   #47
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It's so easy to make bread without a machine. Skip it.

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Old 02-25-2015, 09:43 PM   #48
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Currenly, I don't eat bread at all. There are so many other better and healthier things to eat.

Back when I did eat bread, and had a machine, as soon as I tinkered with the machine to get it down to a science, I lost interest.
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For others following the thread, you made me decide to throw in another note.
My rice cooker is my absolute favorite appliance (well, I guess right after the microwave). Absolutely perfect rice every time, no matter what kind of rice you're making (mine is used for white, brown, and sushi rice (three different settings, but there are several others)).

If anyone is contemplating one, by all means get a good modern one that has the "fuzzy logic" chip in it. Again, Zojirushi is a top brand.

This is the one I use (had it for about 4 years now):http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-NS-L...shi+ns-lac05xa
That looks exactly like the one I have, and it's amazing. It always prepares a perfect batch of rice, no matter what I throw in it. Easy to clean, and it doesn't take up too much counter space, so little in fact I have it sitting in an overhead cabinet in one of those "almost too all" shelves that aren't good for frequently accessed dishes and such.

Takes about 45 minutes to cup 1/2 or 3/4 cup of rice, and it comes out perfect every time.
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I am considering buying a used bread machine but most of them have nonstick interiors which may not be so healthy. I've been buying bread at the store but maybe that is made with nonstick equipment anyway and also costs more.

What do you think? Do you have a bread machine and use it? What about the nonstick interiors?
I think a bread machine would be a great investment. You can really make a lot of dough.



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