If you’ve seen my cookbook review of Bowl + Spoon or My New Roots then you know I’m seriously into healthy eating & research. My newest grain-related cookbook is Simply Ancient Grains by Maria Speck & it is a real find. If healthy eating & balanced meals are on your mind then keep reading to find out more!
The award-winning author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, Maria Speck makes cooking with ancient grains faster, more intuitive, and easier than ever before in this collection of recipes, most of which are gluten-free.
From black rice to red quinoa to golden Kamut berries, ancient grains are showing up on restaurant menus and store shelves in abundance. Yet in home kitchens, many fear that whole grains are too difficult and time-consuming to prepare. In Simply Ancient Grains, Maria makes cooking with these fascinating and nourishing staples easy and accessible with sumptuous recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Her family-friendly dishes are Mediterranean-inspired and delicious, such as Spicy Honey and Habanero Shrimp with Cherry Couscous; Farro Salad with Roasted Eggplant, Caramelized Onion, and Pine Nuts; and Red Rice Shakshuka with Feta Cheese. Maria’s tips and simplified approach take whole grain cooking to the next level by amplifying the flavor and enduring beauty of these nutritious grains.
Basically this is one of the best fits for our family in cookbook form. I love that it is definitely high in grains & vegetables but also includes meat! We aren’t vegetarian but so many of the recipes we like are from those books. It is great to have this one on the shelf to refer to now & actually create whole meals with! With super detailed methods & recipes as well as gorgeous photos- this one is a hit for us.
Check out & purchase Simply Ancient Grains by Maria Speck on Amazon here.