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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have more recipes using flax seed?

I primarily consume flax seeds that have been ground in my soy shake recipes included both in my book and on this website. However, when I cook, I often add ground flax seeds (I use my coffee grinder for this) to recipes such as pancakes, waffles, all baked goods like muffins, and all crispy coatings for fish or tofu. I don't have any set proportions that I use - I just throw some in.

On days that I don't make a shake, I have a breakfast that is commonly enjoyed in Canada: granola or museli (I sprinkle a tablespoon of ground flax seeds on top of the cereal), topped with yogurt and then topped with fresh or frozen fruit. The portions I had in Western Canada last summer were huge and easily lasted me all morning.

Two other places to find great recipes using flax seeds:
(1) Canadian Flax Council website
(2) the book Flax Your Way to Better Health
by Jane Rinehardt-Martin, RD - ordering information on Jane's website - the recipe for flax krispie treats is terrific!

faq posted 01/02, updated 04/02

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These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.

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