Oat Notes

Are Oats Your Perfect Good Mood Food?

How does our food affect our mood is something that researchers have been looking at forever. Could it have to do with how we start our day? The American breakfast if often full of sugary treats and preservative-filled “protein” bars. Is it good to start the day on a sugar high? Probably not. Did you […]

0 comments

April is National Autism Awareness Month

The first time I heard about the benefit of a gluten-free diets for children on the autism spectrum (ASD) was back in 2006. And current studies continue to show benefits worth considering. According to Autism Parenting Magazine most children with autism have a limited diet, and making dietary changes challenging. However, there ways to improve success […]

0 comments

Gluten-Free Prairie Oat Milk

Get it while it’s Hot! Apparently there is a new craze sweeping the U.S. And as with any new craze there comes the threat of a shortage. And it turns out that this latest plant-based milk craze is causing coffee shops to struggle to keep up with demand. According to an article in Bloomberg, due […]

0 comments

Breaking News! Gluten-Free Prairie to help feed malnourished babies in Africa!

A couple of months ago I was contacted by a medical school in the Midwest wanting to know about our Gluten Free Prairie Toasted Oat Flour. They were formulating a high-protein (RUTF – “Ready to Use Therapeutic Food”) to be used to treat severely malnourished babies in Sub-Africa.  Ultimately we were chosen for  a trial […]

0 comments

Deb’s Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Favorites

Suddenly it’s November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As I write this post we are getting our first serious snowof the season. For the last several months the horses have enjoyed grazing acres of pastures and chasing each other around every time the barometer drops. But today it all changes. Tonight they will […]

0 comments

PALEO-OATS? Can oats be part of the Paleo Diet?

Definition: From Wikipedia:  The Paleolithic diet (also called the paleo diet, caveman diet or stone-age diet[1]) is based mainly on foods presumed to have been available to Paleolithic humans.[2] Wide variability exists in the way the diet is interpreted.[3] However, the diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat while excluding foods such as dairy […]

0 comments

March is National Flour Month! Check out the Gluten-Free Prairie Pot ‘Oat Gold

National Flour Month is the perfect time to celebrate our higher protein Oat Flour. Oats are one of the healthiest whole-grain flours on the planet. If you’ve been looking for the perfect replacement for other gluten-free flours – our Pot Oat’ Gold is full of Gluten Free Prairie Oat Flour. Are oats baby’s perfect first […]

0 comments

Arsenic and Mercury in the Gluten-Free Diet. Is the Gluten-Free Sky Falling?

Two press releases caught my eye this week. With screaming headlines like: “Toxic Metals Higher in Gluten Free Food” and “Higher Levels of Arsenic and Mercury Discovered in Gluten-Free Americans” of course I needed to take a closer look. Arsenic levels in rice is well documented. I started blogging about the arsenic in rice issue […]

0 comments

Can Oats Make You a Better Lover / subtitle: Oats and Your Heart – A Love Story

Can Oats Make You A Better Lover? Oats are proven to support a healthy heart, and a healthy heart is key for a healthy love life. As we know the heart plays an important role in your love life as it pumps blood to your body as well as your sex organs. The beta-glucans in […]

0 comments

Gluten-Free Purity Protocol Oats. What does it mean and does it really matter? A mini rant

While the great news about the amazing health benefits of oatmeal continues to go mainstream, so does the the controversy about safety of gluten-free oats. At Gluten-Free Prairie, we take the purity of our gluten-free oat products very seriously.  Our company is based completely on third-party certified Purity Protocol Oatmeal, Oat Flour and Oat Groats. […]

2 comments

The Amazing Health Benefits of Oats — for Everyone

Are oats baby’s perfect first cereal? Oats are a wonderfully healthy grain and they may be baby’s perfect first cereal, replacing rice as the go-to in generations past. In 2012 the FDA launched a formal investigation into arsenic levels in rice. Consumer Reports discusses arsenic in rice: “The results of our tests were even more […]

0 comments

Gluten-Free Oats Are NOT Created Equal

People often ask us, “What makes your oats so special?” The purity of our gluten-free oat products is our #1 priority on the Gluten-Free Prairie. We are completely committed to source ONLY pure gluten-free oats from farmers following strict purity protocols. What are Purity Protocols and do they really matter? Yes, they really matter! While […]

0 comments