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Whole Grains for Busy People: Fast, Flavor-Packed Meals and More for Everyone by Lorna Sass, includes recipes like Hominy and Kidney Bean Chili; Torticotti; and Quinoa Paella with Chicken and Chorizo.



Whole Grains for Busy People:
Fast, Flavor-Packed Meals and More for Everyone

by Lorna Sass


A diet rich in whole grains can reduce the risk of certain cancers, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. So how can we best incorporate whole grains and healthy eating into our busy schedules?

Lorna Sass, author of the James Beard Award winning Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way, presents Whole Grains For Busy People: Fast, Flavor-Packed Meals and More For Everyone with 125 delicious recipes that focus exclusively on quick-cooking whole grains-those that take 30 minutes or fewer to cook-and the array of whole-grain products, such as pastas and tortillas, that are now easily found in grocery stores.

In this extensive guide to everything busy cooks need to know about whole grains, Sass introduces dozens of varieties of quick-cooking whole grains—including barley flakes, hominy, quinoa, whole wheat couscous, oatmeal, popcorn—and many more. She includes tips for identifying and storing these grains as well as chapters on cooking with whole-grain pastas, flatbreads, and flours.

Some of the flavor-packed recipes included in Whole Grains For Busy People are:

  • Soft Chicken Tacos with Smoked Paprika Sour Cream: Highly seasoned ground chicken makes a tasty filling for corn tortillas, and seasoned sour cream is the base for an irresistible sauce, making this recipe an instant hit with the kids.
  • Skillet Macaroni and Cheese with Ham and Spinach: Ham and spinach enliven the classic mac-and-cheese combo with color and flavor.
  • Andouille, Shrimp, and Brown Rice Gumbo: Bring the flavors of New Orleans to your table with this colorful, filling stew. Although white rice is the grain of choice in traditional Creole cooking, quick-cooking brown rice stands up even better to the assertive flavors of the gumbo. Ready-to-eat, fully cooked brown rice is now available at supermarkets.
  • Popcorn-Crusted Turkey Cutlets with Cherry Tomato Salsa: Most people are surprised to learn that popcorn is a whole grain. Cooks are even more surprised to discover what a tasty coating ground popcorn can be. Adding more whole grains—and fiber and protein—to your diet couldn't be easier!
  • Dilled Barley and Chicken Salad: This colorful, refreshing mix is made with ingredients familiar to everyone and easily kept on hand. It's great to bring to a potluck.
  • Chai-Spiced Oatmeal: It's tasty and fun to gussy up oatmeal with the spices we associate with chai tea. Both oatmeal and tea bring to mind comfort and relaxation, welcome benefits in our busy lives.

Whether you are a soccer mom and/or a CEO, Whole Grains For Busy People offers the chance to incorporate healthful whole grains into your diet without sacrificing precious time and delicious flavor!

About the Author

Lorna Sass is the author of several outstanding cookbooks. Some of her notable tides include Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way, which won a James Beard Award; Cooking Under Pressure; The New Vegan Cookbook; and Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen. She lives in New York City.

  • Whole Grains for Busy People
    Fast, Flavor-Packed Meals and More for Everyone
  • by Lorna Sass
  • Clarkson Potter 2009
  • $19.95
  • ISBN-10: 0307407829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-307-40782-5
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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