Wild Rice Salad – Roasted Beet Salad

Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Beets

I love a wild rice salad. They’re simple, nutritious and delicious. And, I  always like to use whatever is locally in season. So, when I found some beautiful, locally grown  beets from the farmers market this week, I roasted them up on the barbecue, being sure that I had leftovers to use in this greatRead more

Cauliflower Casserole – Cauliflower Marranca

Mushroom Cauliflower Casserole

This Cauliflower Casserole, called Cauliflower Marranca, is from The Moosewood Cookbook. I first discovered this venerable cookbook by Mollie Katzen years ago when I was experimenting with vegetarianism.  Back then, the Moosewood Cookbook was a must have for every vegetarian. I may not have cooked the whole book, but I did cook a lot of recipes from it. ManyRead more

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats – Overnight Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats with apples and cranberries

These Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats sure make it easier to get up in the morning. The warm and inviting fragrance of apple and cinnamon has filled the house while you were sleeping. And a hot and nourishing breakfast is right there, waiting for you. How awesome is that? If you have to get kids readyRead more

Cajun Red Beans and Rice – Rice and Beans Recipe

Cajun Red Beans & Rice

The combination of beans and rice, or, of any pulse with any grain, is a common practice all over the world, has been for centuries, and with good reason. Both grains, and beans, in all of their varieties, are staple foods that sustain many people still. Together, they taste good, keep well, are inexpensive, and pack maximum nutrition.Read more

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

I’m finishing up my series on ancient grains with buckwheat. Buckwheat, because of its name, is sometimes confusing to people. It isn’t actually a grain. In fact, there’s no relation to wheat at all. It’s really a seed, from a plant related to rhubarb. However, it is very similar to a grain, so it usually gets included in that category.Read more

Bulgur Pilaf- Broccoli Bulgar Pilaf

Brocolli Bulgur Pilaf

This Broccoli Bulgur Pilaf is the third recipe in my series on ancient grains. Thanks for hanging with me, as I explore these amazing food sources, each of which, differ from each other, but share so much in common. Bulgur is the groat, or berry, of the wheat plant, most of the time from durum wheat.Read more