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Whole grains cookbooks and web sites?

The Librarian Apr 7, 2013 12:20 PM

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. Antilope Apr 7, 2013 12:23 PM

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


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      paulj Apr 7, 2013 02:28 PM

      Similarly Bobs Red Mill

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      calmossimo Apr 7, 2013 12:54 PM

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

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        cleopatra999 Apr 7, 2013 09:13 PM

        +1 for 101 cookbooks blog

      2. The Librarian Apr 7, 2013 01:33 PM

        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. paulj Apr 7, 2013 02:27 PM

          Good to the Grain

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            Caitlin McGrath Apr 7, 2013 04:13 PM

            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. paulj Apr 7, 2013 02:33 PM

            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).

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              HillJ Apr 7, 2013 06:02 PM


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

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                ellabee Apr 7, 2013 06:28 PM

                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.

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                  Westminstress Apr 7, 2013 06:51 PM

                  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. The Dairy Queen Apr 7, 2013 07:10 PM

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


                    1. poptart Apr 9, 2013 02:04 PM

                      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

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