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Other Uses for rolled oats, grits, whole wheat flour, and dry pasta

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 21, 2010 at 1:54 AM

After going paleo, I have these food items that I don't eat anymore.

rolled oats, grits, whole wheat flour, and dry pasta (and also a pasta machine and pasta roller) Other than giving it away or eating it, are there any uses anyone can think of?

Note: I believe this is relevent to paleo because many people who switch to non-paleo suffer this dilema.

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

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on May 15, 2011
at 08:25 PM

I prefer rice in a bucket. My finger strength has allowed me to become a master in the deadly martial art called "Five Fingers of Death"

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

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on December 19, 2010
at 10:19 AM

I filled a neighbor's bird feeder several times, with his permission, with various cereal grains. He appreciated the free bird food.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 28, 2010
at 04:36 PM

For someone you don't like?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on September 28, 2010
at 04:34 PM

Great with oats too

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 28, 2010
at 03:45 PM

Now I know what to do with that 15 lb. of jasmine rice in my cupboard...THANKS!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:05 PM

I second the rice and salt shakers--it works because the rice draws away moisture. For that same reason if you get a little bit of water in a cell phone or something like that then you can bury it in some rice and draw the moisture out. Doesn't always save the electronics, but I've seen it work. Sorry to the OP for turning this into the rice thread, haha.

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:03 PM

+1 to Hannah's comment. Donate them! Someone would surely appreciate it.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:54 AM

Even if you don't eat it, you can cook it for someone else to eat. And no, paleofundamentalists, this isn't akin to poisoning them!

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:24 AM

Actually you may be on to something- an elementary school teacher may be able to use these. Flour makes paper mache paste. Pasta for jewelery or collage. Oats are amazing for itchy dry skin, so keep those and use in a bath in the winter or after insect bites or poison ivy.

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:21 AM

Are they all opened packages? Otherwise donating to charity is your best bet.

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on September 21, 2010
at 02:06 AM

I appreciate your effort lol!

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0d2dec01a5ed9363a9915e111ae13f7e

on September 21, 2010
at 03:00 AM

Poison your enemies.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on September 21, 2010
at 01:23 PM

Soak it, compost it, and make other veggies out of it this coming year!

Or you can obtain some mushroom spawn from fungi.com and after cooking and cooling the iffy food and mixing it with some scrap wood... you can grow tasty food mushrooms on it

... I love the oyster mushroom spawn from Paul Stamets at fungi.com

Growing your own food mushrooms where you can find them easily later is a great hunter gatherer HACK!

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85ae4ff705fa1c5d5fd77272dd05fd32

on September 21, 2010
at 02:20 AM

Keep in the trunk of your car for when you're stuck in the snow. They give great traction.

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on September 21, 2010
at 03:03 AM

This works for rice, but I'm not sure about the things you have. Sew it into a small cloth bag or a pillowcase, then warm it up in the microwave; then you have a hot pack for aching muscles or whatever else.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 28, 2010
at 04:34 PM

Great with oats too

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 28, 2010
at 03:45 PM

Now I know what to do with that 15 lb. of jasmine rice in my cupboard...THANKS!

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21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on September 21, 2010
at 02:14 AM

You can store these grains in a bucket, and move your fingers and hand around in them. Pitchers do this to strengthen their hands, as do grip strength fanatics. Check out "Mastery of Hand Strength", the seminal volume on this!

535633b57c4a4940d1e913e7a12ee791

(1013)

on May 15, 2011
at 08:25 PM

I prefer rice in a bucket. My finger strength has allowed me to become a master in the deadly martial art called "Five Fingers of Death"

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166f449979d83186bd876e8f466d0a69

(1317)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:39 AM

Rolled oats make a great facemask- mixed in with water and clay if you need it to be stickier. Otherwise just make it thick enough to splodge onto your face- leave it on until it dries out, then wash off with warm water. It tightens up pores and leaves the skin really soft!

Rice can be used for salt shakers to stop them blocking...

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on September 21, 2010
at 01:05 PM

I second the rice and salt shakers--it works because the rice draws away moisture. For that same reason if you get a little bit of water in a cell phone or something like that then you can bury it in some rice and draw the moisture out. Doesn't always save the electronics, but I've seen it work. Sorry to the OP for turning this into the rice thread, haha.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:19 PM

I use dried grains in a small bowl as my incense holder. Im using thin, long sticks of incense and the only way i can get them to stand upright and have their ash fall down right into the bowl is to have something like buckwheat, oats, rice, etc as a bedding. Works like a charm.

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

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on September 21, 2010
at 02:13 AM

Wild bird food.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on December 19, 2010
at 10:19 AM

I filled a neighbor's bird feeder several times, with his permission, with various cereal grains. He appreciated the free bird food.

1
4a585ea8059f71614597a56805cc60c7

(390)

on September 21, 2010
at 02:46 AM

I'm digging a pasta cannon, though I'm sure those on the recieving end would NOT.

1
6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on September 21, 2010
at 01:59 AM

Arts and crafts, like people make art out of gingerbread or cake ( https://www.groveparkinn.com/gallery/National-Gingerbread-House-Competition ).

C8521a858edd480815a55f683afff86a

(2065)

on September 21, 2010
at 03:24 AM

Actually you may be on to something- an elementary school teacher may be able to use these. Flour makes paper mache paste. Pasta for jewelery or collage. Oats are amazing for itchy dry skin, so keep those and use in a bath in the winter or after insect bites or poison ivy.

Eed1118c6216954cdf17e07530eeb2fb

(90)

on September 21, 2010
at 02:06 AM

I appreciate your effort lol!

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8287c6ddae0d78eae0a09fdd5999617c

(2581)

on October 01, 2010
at 07:58 AM

You can use dry pasta as "pick up sticks" :)

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D0a103cafaf4768c6dc69b1772a55877

on September 28, 2010
at 06:24 PM

Pasta machines are also a great arts and crafts tools- they are great for smoothing our polymer clay etc. http://www.amazon.com/Design-Originals-Techniques-Pasta-Machine/dp/B001682C9C

Also- not sure if anyone mentioned this, but I put rice in all salt shakers so that the grains stay separate despite humidity. Not a huge use of rice- but it's a use all the same.

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Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

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on September 28, 2010
at 05:54 PM

I eased my kids into paleo by allowing them to use up flour, oats, etc in baking then made them modify recipes or look up "paleo" recipes once we ran out.

Whatever wasn't used, we fed to the chickens and goats. :-)

Recently bought a bag of flour, my 18yo was shocked! But it was only for her sister to make salt dough for a school project and to make a "chalk" keyhole pattern in our arena for the horses. :-)

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on September 28, 2010
at 02:26 PM

I keep my left-over staples around in case I have to cook or bake for someone else. I use salt to scrub out my cast iron cookware.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on September 28, 2010
at 04:36 PM

For someone you don't like?

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