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Whole grains cookbooks and web sites?

I'm trying to eat more whole grains like bulgur and quinoa. After years of doing low-carb food, I'm ignorant and out of practice. Any cookbooks or web sites you can recommend? I like food that is simple and delicous, not overly complicated. I don't have any dietary limitations, and I love to cook. Thanks!

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  1. King Arthur Flour has some good whole grain recipes on its website.


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    1. 101 Cookbooks is an excellent food blog that includes lots of recipes using whole grains.

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      1. Thanks for these suggestions. In looking through my (way too many) cookbooks after I posted this question, I found a great chapter on grains in Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. But keep the answers coming - it all helps!

          1. re: paulj

            Good to the Grain uses a whole variety of whole-grain flours, but only a minority of the recipes are actually intended to be 100% whole grain; most use at least part all-purpose wheat flour.

          2. If you want to use the grains (and seeds) whole, you can usually cook them (possibly with a soak) with water and a bit of salt till tender. Then they can saved, and used in a variety of ways.

            For example I recently used some pearled farro in a salad with beluga lentils. I also cooked some of that farro with left over corned beef and cabbage. And yesterday I made a sweet whole wheat custard - by combining cooked whole wheat with milk, sugar, and a beaten egg, and baking that (inspired by an Italian Easter pie).

            1. http://www.wholegraingourmet.com/

              Cooking Light mag ran a whole series on introducing WG's including some tasty recipes:

              1. I hesitate to recommend a book I don't own, but Lorna Sass' Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way seems well received. See if your library has it. There's a follow-up, focused only on the quickest-cooking grains, but I think the original WGEDEW (2007) is the one you'd find more useful at this stage.

                1. One book I haven't personally tried but have found interesting is called ancient grains for modern meals. maybe try it from the library?

                  1. Whole Foods has some good ones, but they've done something awful to their search engine: http://www.wholefoods.com/recipe/sear...


                    1. I recently got this and it offers some interesting possibilities:

                      - Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook by Liana Krissoff


                      - Ancient Grains by Maria Speck

                      - The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook: 150 Recipes for Healthy Living by Judith Finlayson

                      - The Book of Whole Grains by Marlene Anne Bumgarner

                      Another one I have been eyeing but not yet purchased:

                      - Grain Mains