TIP OF THE DAY: Alternative Grain Porridge For Breakfast

[1] Quinoa porridge topped with spiced apples and cottage cheese (photo © Muuna). [2] Amaranth porridge with almond milk and maple syrup. Here’s the recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy (photo © Food From Heaven Made Easy). [3] Elegant presentation: cooked farro pressed into a ring mold, unmolded and topped with fruit, at Villard Restaurant…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bhutanese Red Rice & Pilaf Recipe

Bhutanese red rice has been available in specialty stores and online for a decade or more, but most of us haven’t tried it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, how about some red rice on your table? It’s a whole grain, high in fiber from its crimson bran. The red color comes from its anthocyanins,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sprouted Grains, Legumes & Seeds

[1] Not justs a side or salad: a sandwich of sprouted green lentils (all photos courtesy Tru Roots). [2] Any grain or legume can be sprouted. You can find them fresh in health food stores, or dehydrated in a broader selection of markets. [3] Sprouted bean and lentil dip with chia (Here’s the recipe). [4]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa, A Complete Protein, & Quinoa Pasta

[1] White quinoa seeds (photo Methyl Soy | Wikipedia). [2] Red quinoa fried rice topped with an egg, at P.F. Chang’s. [3] Quinoa tabbouheh, at Andina Restaurant | Portland (photo by Eric Cable). [4] Harvesting red quinoa: back-breaking work (photo courtesy Tru Roots). [5] Three styles of quinoa pasta from Pereg Gourmet.   For more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cassoulet & Cannellini Beans

[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times (photo © New York Times). [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island (photo © The View From Great Island). [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is…
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