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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    In reasonable quantities...

    I make my own muesli and go through quite a bit of sunflower, pumpkin seeds, linseed etc and it's flipping expensive to buy from the supermarket and Holland and Barrett.

    Are there any other options?

    Fanks xxxx
    Minky, Big Princess T (16 March 2004) and ickle Princess T (25 July 2007). Feb 2006

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Julian Graves are pretty competitive http://www.juliangraves.com/

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    We have a shop near us which I know is a chain - I think it's called Julian Graves? Something like that anyway. They seem to be much cheaper and always have offers on various things so would be worth stocking up on with whatever what was on offer. Not sure if they sell online..

    eta - crossed posts with Suzi Q Great minds etc

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Another vote for JG, they have quite regular offers on various nuts/seeds etc.

    I also make my own muesli, and I'm currently addicted to having it with soya fruit yoghurt.

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    Damsel Diva Moffgal
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Can I request a recipe? In advance of my new year healthy regime!

    (yeah that one that everyone signs up to then has quit by Feb!)





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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Quote Originally Posted by katkinn View Post

    eta - crossed posts with Suzi Q Great minds etc
    Indeed

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    We don't have one of those but I will try online, thank you.

    Moff, I don't really have a recipe, but here's what I do.

    Put a whole lot of rolled oats (about 2/3 of the amount that will fit into your chosen container) in a large saucepan/casserole. Add about half a cup of coconut, and about 1/3 of a cup each of sunflower and pumpkin seeds. Then about 1/4 cup linseed.

    Stir over a high heat until you can smell the oats toasting - stir frequently or the seeds will catch. The linseed should pop and maybe the pumpkin seeds too.

    Turn off, leave to cool then add dried fruit - I like cranberries and sultanas or chopped apricots, and some mixed nuts (chopped or broken is good). Stir and put into a container.

    no added sugar or fat, but I guess it's probably quite high in both due to the nuts and fruit. We sprinkle it on top of our normal cereal though rather than eating a whole bowl of it.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Another vote for Julian Graves!


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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    I do quite similar to Minky and toast oats, flaked almonds etc, add dried fruits, any other nuts. Then when I dish it up I slice some fresh fruit into it, add a pot of alpro fruit yoghurt and a splash of water to loosen it, and mix. It's REALLY yummy and keeps me going right til 1pm without snacking.

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    I've always wanted to put grated apple and do a bircher stylee one Chickpea, I am quite keen to try your method .

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    It's lovely! I do like grated apple in it. I make it for DH almost every day now, and I remember the 1st time I made it for him he really wasn't keen at all but he's now a total convert!

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Do you add apple juice then? And does it all go creamy yum yum?

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    Damsel Diva Moffgal
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Sounds yummy, and I'm looking forward to experimenting!

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Minky View Post
    Do you add apple juice then? And does it all go creamy yum yum?
    I have been doing, but just recently I've been adding water instead, as I'm trying to reduce my gargantuan sugar intake.

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Good point , does it make much difference?

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    I don't think so, not if you're adding in extra fruit/fruit yoghurt, but obv it's not 'authentic'.

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Ha. Who cares about authentic when there are calories involved?

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    Carpe Diem katkinn
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Minky and Chickpea - have you tried soaking it overnight in fat free yog

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    Stealth Bragger Minky
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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    No! But clearly I will be now .

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    Re: Where's the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy seeds, nuts etc

    Oh yes, that's the old SW magic porridge recipe isn't it?

    I have tried that, I think I used a toffee yoghurt and sliced banana in, twas v nice!

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