Win This Cookbook: Ancient Grains for Modern Meals

by in Uncategorized, January 11, 2012
Eat more whole grains with a cookbook full of whole grain recipes.

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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of all the grains you eat are whole grains. I know what you’re thinking, but adding more whole grains to your diet doesn’t have to be boring. Barley, farro, kamut, polenta and wheat berries are just a few of the grains highlighted in Ancient Grains for Modern Meals.

Author Maria Speck puts a Mediterranean spin on 100 recipes that utilize quick-cooking grains in both sweet and savory dishes. With an easy-to-follow introduction and cooking guide, even the most novice of chefs can master couscous, brown rice and quinoa. Recipes like Brie Cakes With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Spelt Crust Pizza With Fennel, Prosciutto and Apples and Lamb Burgers With Bulgur and Mint will have you returning to this cookbook again and again.

You can buy your own Ancient Grains for Modern Meals or enter in the comments for a chance to win a copy. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite way to add more whole grains into your diet. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, January 13 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one copy to lucky, randomly selected commenters. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on January 11 and 5 p.m. EST on January 13, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $29.99. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, how do you add more whole grains into your diet?

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Comments (388)

  1. meperry says:

    I make sure to always have brown rice, whole grain pasta, couscous, and oatmeal on hand because they are easy to prepare and can be incorporated into everyday meals. I have fun with more exotic grains when I have time to try new recipes. It is fun to look for new recipes based on a whole grain.

  2. Diane S says:

    I have switched to whole grain bread, only use brown rice and look forward to trying more less familiar grains in 2012. Looking to replace potatoes, etc. with grains.

  3. Ginger Lee says:

    I make a huge batch of brown rice, quinoa, or steel cut oats every weekend to eat throughout the week. It makes getting whole grains into your diet easier when there's already a cooked container in the fridge. I also love to use polenta as a base for tacos and shredded BBQ chicken or pork.

  4. Kat says:

    I love grains in general so they are always around me. Rice, Quinoa, oatmeal, granola! yummm. And the best part is the possibilities are endless. Rice with onions, basil, thyme, oregano. Quinoa with chicken stock and tofu, mushroom, and onion (or what about sun dried tomato, artichoke, spinach, and chickpeas!), Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana! and homemade granola!

    I'd love the book to expand my options though!! :)

  5. FoodSnob says:

    I make my own whole-grain breads and eat hot multigrain breakfast cereal every other morning.

  6. Diane Bowen says:

    I cook a big pot of steel cut oats to have on hand for breakfast. I also make my own bread, adding, a few whole grains in addition to the whole wheat flour which I grind myself.

  7. Ronnie says:

    This cookbook sounds perfect, I would love to cook with more grains but need recipes to follow!!

  8. Liz says:

    As a recent college grad with a tight budget, I have oatmeal most mornings. It's healthy and cheap!

  9. Blair says:

    I try to eat oatmeal most days for breakfast and incorporate a whole grain into dinner each night — currently loving red quinoa.

  10. Sarah says:

    I ensure I have a whole grain in every meal…I love rolled oats in my morning smoothie, quinoa in my lunch salad, and I cook large batches of brown rice and keep in 1/2 cup servings in the freezer for quick dinners! Would love to have a recipe book to help me expand my options!

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