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Spreading the love ... my favorite #granola recipe ... once you've had some home brew, you'll never go back to the sticks and rocks in a box. Great plain or with milk.

Mike's Best Granola

Ingredients
• 10 cups rolled oats
• 2 cups blanched slivered almonds
• 2 cups chopped walnuts
• 2 cups chopped pecans
• 1 cup ground flax
• 2 cups wheat germ
• 4 cups shredded coconut
• 2 cups unsalted sunflower seeds
• 2 cups canola oil
• 2 cups honey
• 3 bags craisins
• 2 bags blueberry craisins
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 c).
2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, almonds, walnuts, pecans, flax, wheat germ, coconut, and sunflower seeds (i.e. everything but the honey, oil, and dried fruit)
3. In a small pan, heat the canola oil and honey until blended.
4. Pour the oil/honey mix over the oat mix, and stir to coat evenly.
5. Spread about 25% of mix on each cookie sheet (I do two sheets at a time, so I have 2 batches to cook)
6. Bake for 22-24 minutes in the preheated oven, until the oats and nuts are toasted. Stir about half way through.
7. Remove from oven and stir in craisins.
8. Once cooled, store in an airtight container

Variations:
I’ll sometimes put a splash of sesame seed oil in, add some maple syrup, or change the dried fruit combination.
You may want to cut this recipe in half for your first batch – this size batch typically lasts me about 2 weeks after sharing some with others.

-- check the bulk section of your store for the oats and other ingredients first
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This is the first and probably last recipe you'll see from me. I made this a part of my diet to cut out/down on the bad stuff. I have the nutrient break down if you're interested.
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The origins of punctuation marks we use in everyday life:


Question Mark ?
Origin: When early scholars wrote in Latin, they would place the word questio – meaning “question” – at the end of a sentence to indicate a query. To conserve valuable space, writing it was soon shortened to qo, which caused another problem – readers might mistake it for the ending of a word. So they squashed the letters into a symbol: a lowercased q on top of an o. Over time the o shrank to a dot and the q to a squiggle, giving us our current question mark.

Exclamation Point !
Origin: Like the question mark, the exclamation point was invented by stacking letters. The mark comes from the Latin word io, meaning “exclamation of joy.” Written vertically, with the i above the o, it forms the exclamation point we use today.

Equal Sign =
Origin: Invented by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde in 1557, with this rationale: “I will settle as I doe often in woorke use, a paire of paralleles, or Gmowe [i.e., twin] lines of one length, thus : , bicause noe 2 thynges, can be more equalle.” His equal signs were about five times as long as the current ones, and it took more than a century for his sign to be accepted over its rival: a strange curly symbol invented by Descartes.

Ampersand &
Origin: This symbol is stylized et, Latin for “and.” Although it was invented by the Roman scribe Marcus Tullius Tiro in the first century B.C., it didn’t get its strange name until centuries later. In the early 1800s, schoolchildren learned this symbol as the 27th letter of the alphabet: X, Y, Z, &. But the symbol had no name. So, they ended their ABCs with “and, per se, and” meaning “&, which means ‘and.’” This phrase was slurred into one garbled word that eventually caught on with everyone: ampersand.

Octothorp #
Origin: The odd name for this ancient sign for numbering derives from thorpe, the Old Norse word for a village or farm that is often seen in British placenames. The symbol was originally used in mapmaking, representing a village surrounded by eight fields, so it was named the octothorp.
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  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    BS in Computer Engineering, 1982 - 1987
  • Northwestern University
    Finance for Executives, 1994 - 1994
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
    MS in Computer Science, 1987 - 1990
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Born in Chicago, now living in the St. Paul, MN area with my beautiful wife, Tina, and 2 wonderful daughters.

Inspired by Ben Greenfield, Dr. Phil Maffetone, Kilian Jornet, Emelie Forsberg, Rich Roll, Scott Jurek, Dean Karnazes, Matt Long, Jason Lester, Jim Fixx, Micah True, Tim Ferriss, Sam Harris, Dave Asprey, Gabrielle Giffords
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