Monday, October 31, 2011

WonderMill Grain Mill

I was really blessed to be able to try out the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill. This is an absolutely amazing piece of machinery. I love that the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill allows you to create so many varieties of flour at home. Hubby and I tried out the mill and were very pleased with the results. We made rice flour first. I can't explain to y'all how user friendly and simple the WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is to use. Plug it in, turn it on, pour your grain, rice or whatever you are milling in the grinding side, wait til it is finished milling, (You can tell it's done from the change in sound) turn off the machine and presto you have the freshly ground flour of your choosing. How easy is that. The container that the flour falls into while grinding can also be used as a canister for flour storage. Even comes with an airtight lid.

 I looked online for recipes for rice flour and found many of them to be for batters such as tempura. This is great , but you know I like getting creative. We decided on  Rice Flour Pancakes. I tried a recipe that I found on the web and did not like the results. The flour we made came out like baby powder. We had milled the rice on the pastry flour setting and it came out beautifully smooth I could not see why the pancakes were so dense in texture.

 Hubby decided we just needed a new recipe. So we played around a bit and since making more rice flour was so simple we experimented til we came out with a recipe I am proud to share with y'all.
I present to you...

Vanilla Rice Flour Pancakes
1 egg beaten
1 TBS canola Oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

Blend first four ingredients together

1 cup rice flour made in your WonderMill
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

Whisk together next 3 ingredients
Blend wet and dry ingredients together. Make sure to get rid of any lumps. Batter is a bit thicker that normal pancake batter.
Heat griddle over medium high heat. Add bit of butter. let it melt. Drop batter by spoonful onto melted butter. Cook until edges are done. Flip and coo other side. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.

 Hubby and I will be experimenting with the WonderMill Grain Mill and will be posting more recipes soon. I am heading to our local health food store this week to find more grains to mill. The WonderMill Grain Mill is a fun way to get healthy and enjoy time together as a family creating and enjoying your culinary creations.

A little info from the WonderMill website:

Capacity, Power, and Versatility

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill has the capacity to perform big jobs. You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour. You don't have to worry about overloading The WonderMill because of its LARGE 1250 WATT LG ELECTRONICS MOTOR. It is indeed the most powerful micronizing grain mill available. The WonderMill will not only grind wheat, corn, rice, and other small grains like Quinoa and Amaranth, but it will also grind legumes and beans. Go to to see the large list of what The WonderMill can grind.

Ease of Use

The WonderMill Electric Grain Mill is extremely easy to use. Simply fill the hopper and out comes flour. There are no small parts or gaskets to misplace, and the self cleaning WonderMill is quick, easy, and virtually dust-free. There is no need for additional attachments to bag your flour simply put a plastic bag in the canister and grind – easy, clean and at no additional cost to you!

 This Baby is super sturdy too. Check out this video from the service department that shows how great the motor really is. They do not recommend trying this at home, it is merely to show the quality of the product.

Looking for great Recipes? check out their recipe section.

Want to keep up with all things WonderMill Grain Mill? You can like em on Facebook. Make sure you check out their grinding demonstrations website. They even have a page with videos.

Ready to buy one of these great grain mills? Head on over to WonderMill Grain Milland get ya one. You can even find a authorized dealer near you.

I was not a paid for my opinion; however I may have been given a free product for review. Thanks to all of my sponsors and their parent companies for their support

Royal Berkey Water Filter

  I was really happy to get the chance to review the Royal Berkey Water Filter from Big Berkey. The Royal Berkey is a super stylish water filter that will look fabulous in any decor.
 We live in the country and have well water. We have it tested occasionally just to make sure it is good. Every time it is tested the water folks tell us it is of excellent quality and could be bottled and sold. When we received the Royal Berkey for review I really was not expecting much change in our water after filtration. Was I surprised at the results. The filtered water was much smoother on the tongue and had no hint of bitter flavor. 
 Y'all know we all did the taste test. Everyone agreed the Royal Berkey filtered water  tasted much better than our well water unfiltered.
 We even made ice cubes with the filtered water. Comparison showed that the unfiltered water left mineral deposits floating in the glass after the ice melted. The ice that was filtered did not. So you can see the Royal Berkey really gets the job done.
We will be moving soon and will have to deal with city water once again. What a relief it is to know that the Royal Berkey will make our water pure and clean

About the Royal Berkey Water Filter from the website:

     The versatile Royal Berkey water filter is the ideal system for use at home with large families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies.

     This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best.  Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.

     This system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes.  It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

Royal Berkey Specifications

     Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the Royal Berkey comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances.
  • Storage Capacity = 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
  • Height = 23"
  • Diameter = 9.5”
  • Portability = The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25” in height.
  • Flow Rate
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey purification elements the system can purify 4.0 Gallons per hour.
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey purification elements the system can purify 8.0 Gallons per hour.
  • Fluoride Removal = Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
  • Comes with Spigot, Lid, Washers, Nuts, 2 Blocking Plugs, and Rubber Gasket
     Ultimately, there are 2 variations of this model.  Please review and make your choice below.
     Each Durable filter will last up to 3000 gallons(6000 gallons per set of 2).  At 10 gallons per week, this is equivalent to 600 weeks.  That's more than 11.5 years of clean water! Berkey water filters assemble in minutes without tools, electricity, water pressure, or plumbing. What's more, they are simple to operate, understand, clean, and maintain.

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Ready to buy one of these amazing water filters? Head on over to Big Berkey and get ya one..