Saturday, November 15, 2008

The ever-expanding world

I have really loved my exploration into new and exciting grains, passing along my knowledge to my parents who have tried them with gusto (ok, well maybe sometimes a little tentatively... but they've liked them all!!) :) Alot of what I learned came from perusing both the internet and food blogs and the book Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way.


The first third or so of the book is chock full of information about whole grains (some of which I hadn't heard of before!). I had a ball reading this part :) Recipes utilizing each of the grains for different courses account for the rest of the book. Another useful tool is the index of mail-order sources if you cannot find some of the grains mentioned.

So the food? I've tried two recipes so far-- the oat pudding was just ok, but I really enjoyed the quinoa chowder with spinach and feta. Tonight I tried the Chili-Scented Pork Chops with Quinoa (with a much longer name in the book). For this dish, quinoa is tossed with corn and a roasted red pepper vinaigrette, then topped with a pork chop and served alongside lightly dressed cherry tomatoes. A really nice combo of flavors!! I'd recommend this book for its information alone, but it seems the recipes are winners, too :)

12 comments:

Erin of Care to Eat said...

What you said about your parents made me laugh. :)

VeggieGirl said...

GREAT book!!

Meg said...

What a great book! The oat pudding sounds good. I love quinoa.

Krista said...

Thanks for the book review! I'm due to the library soon and I'll have to see if they have it in!

Ricki said...

Sounds like a great book! I love the sound of your dish--who needs the pork chop? I think I'd love the quinoa part all on its own. :)

just me said...

i like the book review! i need to look for that one!

loveofoats.com said...

that book looks great - the one recipe looks gourmet!

balance, joy and food! said...

thanks for recommending the book, I love collecting cooking books, specially if it's about whole grains.

Fitnessista said...

what a great book!
that dinner looks incredible!

Annie said...

Looks like an interesting read. The foods looks pretty interesting too! I'd eat it!! I love whole grains.

runningwithfood.com said...

I LOVE that book! It's simply the best!! I had a blast reading the first part of the book as well! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Enjoy your night!

Erica said...

It is so fun to try new ingredients and different recipes! I need to get back into trying new cook books- this one looks great!

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