Five Grain Porridge (Serves 4)
1 cup five grain cereal mix (or choose any 5 whole grains, such as wheat, barley, spelt, millet, or quinoa)
1 cup water, plus 2 Tablespoons fermented whey or yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon flaxseeds (optional)
Mix five grain mixture and salt with water plus whey or yogurt, cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 7 hours and as long as 24 hours. Bring additional 1 cup of water to boil. Add soaked cereal, reduce heat, cover and simmer several minutes. Meanwhile, grind flaxseeds in a mini grinder. Remove cereal from heat and stir in flax meal. Serve with butter or cream thinned with a little water, and an organic natural sweetener like Sucanat, date sugar, maple syrup, or raw honey.
Source: Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions