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A Guide to Cooking Grains [Infographic]

A Guide to Cooking Grains | ecogreenlove

If you tend to buy the likes of rice and quinoa out of the bulk bin, then chances are your grains don’t come with cooking instructions. If you always scratch your head wondering how much water to add or how long to cook your grains, then take a look at this handy list.

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Recipe: Quinoa Salad

Recipe: Quinoa Salad | ecogreenlove

“Grown in South America (Peru, Chile and Bolivia) for thousands of years, quinoa formed the staple diet of the Incas and their descendants. In recent years, foodies in the UK and the US have heralded it as a superior alternative to bulgur wheat, couscous and rice. Though it often occupies a similar role to these grains in dishes, quinoa is actually in the same family as beets, chard and spinach.”

Jo LewinNutritional therapist

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Ingredients Everyone Should Cook With + Recipes

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Wheat Germ

WHAT IS IT? Wheat germ sounds like powdered cooties, but it’s actually really tasty and makes whatever you put it in feel virtuous (including Your Body). It’s a nutty toasted flake made from the heart of the wheat berry.

WHY SHOULD I USE IT? Wheat germ is an easy way to add fiber, folic acid, and Vitamin E to your diet. You can use it almost anywhere you’d use a whole grain flour or rolled oats: on yogurt, in hot cereal, as breading for meat and fish, in baked goods, waffles, and pancakes.

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