Hi there! I know it’s been a while. I’ve been cooking and gardening but for a while I’ve had the blahgs and not been motivated to post here. I promise -it’s not you- it’s me.
But here it is- a reason to share with you again. I recently received a review copy of Grain Mains by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, from the nice folks at Rodale. Chock full of delicious, enticing recipes and useful information about whole grains and how to prepare them, I instantly bookmarked dozens of recipes to try. I highly recommend that you go out and get yourself a copy if you are interested in delicious and healthful food!
The book is divided into three sections: Early, Cold and Warm which is pretty much self explanatory, but I am sure you will find many recipes to savour and explore the goodness of whole grains at any meal or time of day.
We have incorporated their recipe for Cornmeal and Oat Waffle Mix (on page 48) into our regular weekend waffle offerings. Rick mixed up a batch and we have even used it in our standard house oatmeal waffle. The mix is full of corn, oat, spelt and whole wheat satisfaction with a tiny bit of cinnamon spice. I couldn’t eat more than one- although I really wanted to eat them all!
This evening I’m planning on making their Ruben Salad , page 104, which uses Rye berries, cabbage, Pastrami and Swiss cheese in a Ruben-y dressing as a play on the classic sandwich. Oh the salads in this book are so dreamy I think I’ll make every single one sooner or later. Well that’s it for today- I am wanting to start posting again so maybe the cure for the blahgs is a really great cookbook! Go get this one today.