When most of us think of risotto, we think of standing over the stove, stirring without stopping for half an hour. But by using your slow-cooker, you can enjoy a healthy home-cooked meal that tastes like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours.
Making major changes to your eating habits takes patience and work. Getting your family on board is a great way to help everyone eat healthier. But it’s not always easy!
Cooking whole grains is super easy, but if you want your whole grains to turn out tasting delicious and satisfying, then there’s one thing you don’t want to forget…
Teff is a great quick-cooking grain. As a porridge or “polenta,” it cooks up creamy with a light delicate crunch which makes it highly adaptable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, even for dessert. It cooks in about 15 minutes, perfect for busy weekdays.
This wheat berry salad has an earthy warmness to it, a tad nutty but only slightly, and depending on what other ingredients are mixed in, the wonderful ability to suit any season.
Why not switch up the grains in your diet and add an ancient grain like kamut? It’s not just healthy, it’s delicious! We used this grain to make a side dish at one of our cooking classes. It’s pretty enough for company (it’s twice the size of modern-day wheat) and it’s not the same, boring rice side dish you may have made zillions of times.
With a mild, nutty taste and that signature chewy bite, whole grains are a great base for salads because they easily take on the flavors of whatever you mix in… and you can mix just about anything in to satisfy both your tummy and your tastebuds.
Whereever I go, whenever I speak about ancient grains, inevitably someone will raise a hand and confess, with a sigh, “I’d love to eat better but I’m afraid whole grains take too much time to cook. I am too busy.” You know the feeling, don’t you?