Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since…well, we started playing with fire and cooking. It is my first recommendation for anyone who is weak or ill, whether young or old.
Gluten is glue–literally. The word is derived from the Latin for glue. A dense protein composite found in barley, rye, wheat and spelt, gluten has become a major health concern in our culture.
Grains are some of the easiest foods to prepare. All you have to do is rinse them and then cook them in liquid until they are tender and swollen. Most grains grow to at least double their size with millet and barley growing 3-4 times their size.