Monday, April 27, 2015

Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well by Maria Speck

Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well

Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well

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I was excited by this cookbook because for one thing, I am an extremely healthy eater and cook! Another aspect is that I am very interested in eating the way our ancestors did! Grains in the old (and I mean old) days were beneficial and healthy! I was hoping the author in Simply Ancient Grains would go in-depth to explain how to best prepare grains by soaking and sprouting and then cooking for the most nutrient-dense meals.
I was disappointed in that Maria Speck simply prepares the grains as most people do; by steaming or boiling, etc. Also, the recipes are a little too simple for my tastes and expertise. However the book is quite beautiful and full of the colorful photographs which the publisher is known for. Thus, I do recommend this book to those of you who desire many recipes for grain dishes! The recipes look tasty.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review!
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.