Roasted fennel and arugula meet chewy, nutty grains in a warm salad accented with prosciutto and cheese.
'whole grain' on Serious Eats
Most of use know that salmon, cream cheese, and capers is a killer combination layered atop a bagel. But those flavors aren't necessarily tied to a bagel shop. Filling a buttery cornmeal and millet tart crust with a tangy crème fraîche custard, slices of salmon, flecks of dill, and a handful of salty capers, as Megan Gordon does in Whole-Grain Mornings, is just as grand of an idea.
Barley is a great substitute for oatmeal in a hearty porridge. Give it flavor with brown sugar and cinnamon, then add chopped walnuts, heavy cream, or fresh fruit.
Vermont is often known for its commitment to wholesome, healthy foods (in addition to all that cheese, of course). Whole-grain flours are therefore a common sight in pastry counters and bread displays. Tracey Medeiros features a number of whole-grain baked goods in her new cookbook, The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, and this waffle recipe of of sorghum, buckwheat, and millet flour stands out as one of the most interesting.
I'll admit that I was a little bit slow jumping on the flax seed bandwagon. Maybe it was an anti-hype reaction. Before I baked with them, I sampled whole light flax seeds and I was surprised to find they actually tasted good. Here's a way to incorporate flax into your bread (and your diet.)