Recipes — ancient grain

Homemade Ancient Grain Quinoa Tortillas

Homemade Ancient Grain Quinoa Tortillas

  You’ve probably heard the latest buzz around the health benefits of the seed-grain called quinoa. You’ll hear it called a super grain all over the internet…What makes it so super though? Any time we refer to a grain as a “super-grain”, it means that it has all the necessary amino acids to be considered a “complete protein”. A complete protein is a protein that contains all the amino acids present in animal protein in an acceptable proportion to sustain life. Traditional grains, though remarkable, have needed to be combined with beans, legumes or dairy to produce a complete protein.  Vegans...

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7 Grain Jam Breakfast Thumbprint Cookies

7 Grain Jam Breakfast Thumbprint Cookies

This one is for the healthy-gourmet moms who have winter break coming soon. Weeks on end with kids at home are imminent. Soon they will be clogging up the kitchen with their adorable faces and empty bellies.  For you, you wicked-cool Mom... Breakfast cookies. You read that right. Breakfast. Cookies.  Don't worry though, nobody will be calling CPS because of lax nutrition habits with the young ones...in fact, they might be praising your ever-loving-name for being so drop-dead-awesome! Side note: How many adjectives about Mom can we hyphenate together before it gets ridiculous? As the kids start dancing around the kitchen...

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Toasted Spelt Vegetable Soup

Toasted Spelt Vegetable Soup

 Spelt is a variety of wheat that has been cultivated for over 5000 years. It is used in bread, crackers, and pastries and has a protein content that makes it ideal for baking. However, it also has a delicious nutty flavor and has many health benefits cooked as a whole berry. Spelt is loaded with nutrients. One serving contains 30% of your daily dietary fiber and 21% of protein. Spelt also contains great levels of iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6. We toast it in a little oil to make this delicious turkey soup and the results are amazing! ...

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