Category Archives: Grains

Couscous with Chickpeas, Fennel, Olives, and Citrus

I love Middle Eastern flavors, and couscous is a classic vehicle for carrying richly flavored foods, such as dishes of chickpeas. If you do decide to use this as a side dish to some spicy skewers, try adding a yogurt and cucumber sauce, too.

Couscous With Chickpeas, Fennel, and Olives

Serves 2

CHICKPEA MIXTURE
1 large fennel bulb, trimmed and … Read more

Creamy Berry Breakfast Sauce

It’s the weekend and that means…waffles!! My crispy protein waffles are a dream, but we like something liquid on top. Enter this creamy berry breakfast sauce: wonderful on waffles and pancakes, but I can see using it over desserts, perhaps some whole-fat Greek yogurt, or even over ice cream. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that this bumps up the morning’s intake … Read more

Cajun Cauliflower “Rice”

This is a great side dish for jambalaya. Small bits of cauliflower are processed into rice-sized pieces, giving the dish a very traditional look.

Cajun Cauliflower Rice
Yield: 8 servings

1 large head cauliflower
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup onions, diced
1 cup celery, diced
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
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Irish oats in a Japanese rice cooker

I grew up eating oatmeal for breakfast every morning. Okay…nearly every morning. My mother cooked it in a Revereware stainless steel pot. My grandmother used a much-loved, old, bent copper pot. Understandably, I thought that oatmeal came from standing at the stove, stirring a pot.

But then I fell in love.

My very Irish sweetie owns a Zojirushi rice Read more