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. Charmaine says:

    Greek Food is one of my all time favorite foods to eat. Tasted great and good for me too:)


  2. southernvegan says:

    My favorite grains are couscous and quinoa since becoming a vegan. Whole grains are a wonderful addition to your diet. I make a breakfast dish called " Baked Oatmeal", my family loves it even though it does not have an ounce of flour in it. It is wonderful served with peaches and Silk soy creme. Couscous can be made fast and simply cooking it in no chicken broth and then at the end adding olive oil, green onions, lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Goes with anything. I prefer Israeli couscous grains because they are a little larger grain and are easier to eat.

  3. Courtney says:

    I always choose whole grain carbs whenever possible. I love brown rice, quiona and oats!

  4. Melissa Smith says:

    I love replacing the white rice and refined pasta from my old recipes with brown rice, quinoa and wholewheat pasta. I’ve adapted some of my cookie recipes, and my pancake recipe to use whole wheat flour. Would love to try other grains, but our rural grocery store is limited on what they carry.

  5. I try to include a whole grain every time I cook at home, and once a week, I make it the feature of the dish! I also try to stick to whole-grain bread and throw some in salads etc. when I'm eating on the go.

  6. ciaofraz says:

    By finding new ways to enjoy that loaf of Whole Grain Bread I bought ; ) Today…sliced tomatoes covered in light Swiss cheese and then melted. The other day, with a hardboiled egg draped across it. I have also begun purchasing the whole wheat pasta in lieu of my normal white pasta, much heartier! It is a challenge, and I am not sure eating more of my favorite Oatmeal cookies count : D

  7. Kerra says:

    I am a huge fan of farro and was first introduced to it at a trattoria while living in Tuscany. That was nearly 10 years ago, but I have been using ancient grains ever since. This cookbook would be a nice addition to my culinary library.

  8. Jeanne says:

    Would love to have some great new ideas for my favorite foods.

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  10. Michael says:

    I lost 18 lbs in 30 days and my girlfriend lost 23 lbs in 30 days on my Dr's plan! See his short presentation.

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