Awesome Product Alert: Gold Forest Grains’ Sturgeon River CerealPosted: June 23, 2012
Full Disclosure: I just got the best job ever! I’ll be working a few shifts here and there helping out Gold Forest Grains at some of Edmonton’s fabulous Farmer’s Markets this summer. I couldn’t be more stoked! Their products are simply fantastic. What could honestly better than heritage, local grains being stoned milled near Morrinville and sold at our local markets? Nothing. There’s no comparison. The health benefits of local heritage wheat is astounding! John was telling me today that wheat and gluten intolerant folks can consume his products without a problem. It’s because they use heritage and ancient grains, rather than the modern industrial agricultural mutations that have been produced since the 50s, which has caused most of the world’s “gluten” problems over the past few decades. (Wheat Belly – read it. It just makes so much sense!) They even have two celiac customers eating their products regularly, with no side effects at all! With products as amazing as these available in our markets, I feel that we are closer to the new food revolution every day.
Ok, now that you know where I’m coming from, I’m going to let you in on an amazing product that gold forest grains makes. It’s called Sturgeon River Cereal. Remember Sunny Boy cereal? Well it’s like that, but only local, and better.
Gold Forest combines an array of their cracked heritage grains and flax to make a tasty, hearty, and crunchy breakfast cereal that will honestly satisfy you until lunch.
It’s really easy to make too. Just cook it low and slow. I used 1 cup of water for 1/2 cup of cereal and let it simmer for about 25 minutes. You can also soak in the the fridge the night before and it cooks up real quick in the morning.
Here it is, all cooked up!
The French Canadian in me was dying to drizzle maple syrup all over it.
And I thought, why not add a little more awesome and add a touch of heavy cream to the mix. Let me tell you, it was quite the breakfast!
You can find Gold Forest Grains at the St. Albert, Downtown and Old Strathcona markets on Saturdays, and the Southwest Market on Wednesdays. Trust me. You will want to get your hands on these products as soon as you can, and say hi to me while you’re there!