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August 12th, 2011

Bob Moore, the Red Mill, and a Model A Roadster

I recently visited Portland, OR and was lucky enough to get a grand tour of Bob’s Red Mill by the One and Only Bob Moore himself. Bob has a fascinating story and is one of the most passionate people in the industry. More than that, he is beloved by his staff (who share company ownership) and makes the rounds of his 7-acre facility at least several times a day, stopping to say hello to various employees. I’m several decades younger and work out regularly, but keeping up with Bob, who just turned 82, was not an easy task.

Before and during the tour, Bob played the piano, and talked about everything from his love of books and mechanical engineering to his antique mills. He also made me promise to tell everyone to “make sure to store Bob’s Red Mill flours in a cool place so they stay fresh.” Bob’s Red Mill now offers over 400 grains, seeds, flours, and more, including gluten-free and certified organic products. Some products that I personally love and always have stocked in my kitchen are the Steel Cut Oats (for muesli), Almond Flour, 7-Grain Hot Cereal, Organic Medium Grind Cornmeal, and Coconut Flakes (great in banana bread and chocolate chip cookies). I’m also eager to try the newer products like Teff, Organic Amaranth and Chia Seeds.

After our tour, Bob insisted on taking me to the Whole Grain Store for lunch in his Ford Model A Roadster.

I was sad to leave but will be back soon to judge the SPAR FOR THE SPURTLE CONTEST, the Ultimate Oatmeal Throwdown.
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quinoapackage
I love this quinoa salad, which is also gluten-free; free toss to in the best from your garden.

shunI love the Shun Chef’s Knife.

Quinoa Salad

Organic Quinoa Salad


Combine 1 cup cooked quinoa, to package directions with a cucumber, peeled and chopped, 1 spring onion or red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped mint, basil, and/or flat-leaf parsley, and
1 small jalapeño, seeded and chopped. Stir in good-quality extra-virgin olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sea salt, and a crack of pepper. You can always add a few chopped tomatoes, and snow peas (as I did here), or whatever you have fresh on hand. Serve as a light main course or with grilled fish or chicken.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOB’S RED MILL PRODUCT AND WHY?

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