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. Kel says:

    I would love to incorporate more grains into our family's diet.

  2. Jewel says:

    love whole grains! especially oatmeal and brown rice, would love to know more ways of incorporating them into my families diet so they can get the all teh benefits and not feel like they are being forced to eat "health nut food" as they call it.

  3. Phyl says:

    I have been picking a grain and then try to learn more about it and how to use it.. We have tried quinoa, bulgur and now farrow. It would be nice to have recipes at hand to try!

  4. Connie Goodman says:

    I find that the best way to sneak in whole grains is to substitute whole grains for the processed ones whenever possible. For instance, I won't go to any Chinese restaurant that doesn't serve brown rice, and I always make my own bread using mostly whole grains (and just enough bread flour to let the bread rise nicely.) I will only purchase whole grain pasta – another easy substitution. I also experiment with them regularly -have you ever tried barley with brown sugar and raisins for breakfast? The possibilities are endless.

  5. Donna F. says:

    I'm a vegan, so the majority of what I eat is whole grains. I try to make it more interesting by trying new grains such as quinoa and millet. This way I feel I am not eating the same thing over and over, and it allows me to incorporate more.

  6. Adele says:

    I eat more whole grains by adding them to foods that typically may not include them such as when I bake muffins and pancakes.

  7. Kelli says:

    I'm eating brown rice or quinoa instead of white rice.

  8. jennaluciani says:

    I love making creative sandwiches using whole-wheat bread! I also buy huge bags of rolled oats for oatmeal in the morning. :)

  9. maryann says:

    Love whole grains and use them everyday. Would love to learn new techniques and ways to use them!

  10. allhdvm says:

    I use whole grains for my snacks, such as bulgur tabboleh and quinoa cakes.

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