Recipes — dinner

Mark Collins
Warm Triticale and Shrimp with Dill Crème Fraiche

Warm Triticale and Shrimp with Dill Crème Fraiche

  What is Triticale? Organic Triticale (trit-ih-KAY-lee) is a combination of wheat and rye. It's like the two grains had a secret handshake and the King of Wheat made a marriage pact with the King of Rye. By royal decree, only the strongest and coolest grains could marry one another. Ha ha! Not to be confused with the inbreeding of some hillbilly clans. It's way cooler...with a lot less banjo music involved. Actually, it came about through the natural process of cross-breeding of wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale). The name triticale (Triticalehexaploide Lart.) combines the scientific names of the two genera involved. The history...

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Mark Collins
French Orange Tarragon Chicken with Lemon Infused Millet and Sweet Pickled Onions

French Orange Tarragon Chicken with Lemon Infused Millet and Sweet Pickled Onions

Millet Previously here on the Organic Grains Blog, we shared a full tutorial on how to cook Millet on the stove (here).  Millet is an amazing grain that packs a nutritional punch of fiber and vitamins. It is not a complete protein but is a seed grain. It cannot cross-pollinate with wheat and will always be gluten-free. In spite of how delicious and versatile it is as a staple, it is most often used as birdseed in the USA. That's sad...because as much as we love big bird, we'd rather see you make this healthy grain a part of your life. Use...

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Mark Collins
Lemon Rosemary Basmati Rice, Quinoa, and Chicken

Lemon Rosemary Basmati Rice, Quinoa, and Chicken

Like most people, you may know that Basmati rice is different. Is it fancier? Rarer? What is it really? Why is it dearly loved in curries, pilafs and served with braised meat?  What makes it so flippin’ special? Did aliens send it to us from Krypton? Does it have a weakness? Wait. Those last two questions are from Smallville. There Are Many Kinds of Rice Rice is classified in different groups by various sizes, including long-grain, medium-grain, and short-grain. The names pretty much tell it all. Long-grain is skinny and long. It includes basmati, jasmine, and the popular American long-grain....

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Mark Collins
Gourmet Barbecue Cheeseburger Pizza on Italian Farina Crust

Gourmet Barbecue Cheeseburger Pizza on Italian Farina Crust

 Have you ever added farina cereal to your pizza crust? Farina, aka, Cream of wheat is the coarsely ground cereal made from the starchy endosperm of the wheat grains. Adding the uncooked raw cereal as a portion of the flour in pizza crust gives the crust a lighter texture but also gives it a little more substance. It is similar in flavor to a more Italian Artisan crust.  Gourmet BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza on Italian Farina Crust Italian Farina Crust Organic Grains Farmer’s Porridge Farina| 1 cupWater| 2 cupsSalt| 1 tspYeast| 1 Tbsp.Sugar| ¼ cupOlive Oil| ¼ cupOrganic Grains Bread Flour|...

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