Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh And Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes For Living Well

by Maria Speck

Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony | April 14, 2015 | Hardcover

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The award-winning author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, Maria Speck makes cooking with ancient grains faster, more intuitive, and easier than ever before in this collection of recipes, most of which are gluten-free.
 
From black rice to red quinoa to golden Kamut berries, ancient grains are showing up on restaurant menus and store shelves in abundance. Yet in home kitchens, many fear that whole grains are too difficult and time-consuming to prepare. In Simply Ancient Grains, Maria makes cooking with these fascinating and nourishing staples easy and accessible with sumptuous recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Her family-friendly dishes are Mediterranean-inspired and delicious, such as Spicy Honey and Habanero Shrimp with Cherry Couscous; Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Pine Nuts; and Red Rice Shakshuka with Feta Cheese. Maria’s tips and simplified approach take whole grain cooking to the next level by amplifying the flavor and enduring beauty of these nutritious grains.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.55 × 8.55 × 1.09 in

Published: April 14, 2015

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745887

ISBN - 13: 9781607745884

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Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh And Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes For Living Well

Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh And Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes For Living Well

by Maria Speck

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.55 × 8.55 × 1.09 in

Published: April 14, 2015

Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1607745887

ISBN - 13: 9781607745884

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fusilli with tahini yogurt sauce and nigella seeds Thick Greek yogurt and whole grain pasta are a perfect match in my food heaven—the creamy yogurt enveloping the pasta in an appealing and comforting blanket, thus lightening its rustic look and feel. This pasta with earthy tahini (sesame butter) and a sprinkling of deeply aromatic nigella seeds is my husband’s favorite and has been on our table for years. Its sauce is spicy, with a good amount of raw garlic (use less only if you must!). And it thrives next to grilled steak, burgers, and lamb chops but is just as good with chicken; or serve it on its own, next to a peppery arugula salad.   gluten-free optionFine sea salt 12 ounces whole grain fusilli, rotelle, or other pasta shells (gluten-free if desired) 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (optional; see page 248) 1 or 2 fresh hot red chiles, depending on your preference, seeds and veins removed for less heat 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 cup plain whole milk or 2% Greek yogurt (do not use nonfat) 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tahini 1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons) 1⁄2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish Serves 4 as a main, or 6 as a side Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt as you see fit and then the pasta, stirring a few times. Return to a boil with the lid on; uncover and cook at a gentle boil until the pasta is al dente, accordin
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 

introduction  

ancient grains 101

Ancient Grains A to Z
How to Cook Ancient Grains 
How to Bake with Ancient Grains
Equipment
Grain Cooking Table
Pick Your Grains—Menu Inspirations for the Week Ahead 

CHAPTER 1 
breakfast
Warming Bowls for Busy Mornings

CHAPTER 2 
slow mornings
Brunch, Lunch, and Breakfast-for-Dinner

CHAPTER 3 
salads and sides
For Every Day and for Holidays

CHAPTER 4 
soups and stews 
For Busy Nights and Slow Weekends

CHAPTER 5 
pasta
From Ancient Grains to Modern Heirlooms 

CHAPTER 6 
simply mains
For Busy Nights and Slow Weekends 

CHAPTER 7 
simple and sweet
Desserts for Every Day and for the Holidays

From the Publisher

The award-winning author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, Maria Speck makes cooking with ancient grains faster, more intuitive, and easier than ever before in this collection of recipes, most of which are gluten-free.
 
From black rice to red quinoa to golden Kamut berries, ancient grains are showing up on restaurant menus and store shelves in abundance. Yet in home kitchens, many fear that whole grains are too difficult and time-consuming to prepare. In Simply Ancient Grains, Maria makes cooking with these fascinating and nourishing staples easy and accessible with sumptuous recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Her family-friendly dishes are Mediterranean-inspired and delicious, such as Spicy Honey and Habanero Shrimp with Cherry Couscous; Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Pine Nuts; and Red Rice Shakshuka with Feta Cheese. Maria’s tips and simplified approach take whole grain cooking to the next level by amplifying the flavor and enduring beauty of these nutritious grains.

About the Author

MARIA SPECK is a food journalist and the author of the award-winning cookbook Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. She is currently an instructor in the professional program of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and has contributed to Gourmet, Saveur, Gastronomica, the Vegetarian Times, and Cooking Pleasures.

Editorial Reviews

“Maria Speck is my whole grain guru. She conjures the appeal and sumptuousness of these wondrous staple foods in a way that makes me want to run to the kitchen immediately and start cooking. Her passion, knowledge, and good taste are reflected on every page in this beautiful book that makes eating whole grains more approachable and inspiring than ever.”  –Ellie Krieger, RD, host of The Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Weeknight Wonders “Simply Ancient Grains is an ode to bringing whole grains into the modern kitchen, not simply as ‘health food,’ but as nourishing and delicious additions to the home cook’s pantry. The artful recipes make use of unique flavors and textures, weaving together the exotic and the familiar. For the whole grain lover, this book is a trustworthy reference and an inspiration.” –John Becker and Megan Scott, authors of Joy of Cooking“Maria Speck brings a wealth of surprise to grains with her vivid sense of color, and her attention to texture and, of course, to taste. All of these elements come into view in an utterly fresh way. What an innovative book!”  –Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone"Speck simplifies cooking with grains without sacrificing flavor. Her recipes—including minted barley and fennel stew with marinated feta, New England cider mussels with fresh cranberries and bulgur, and walnut spelt biscotti with olive oil—are deliciously nourishing and not to be missed."–Library Journ
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