Cooking with Ancient Grains & Seeds

Last Updated October 05, 2017
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Ancient grains like einkorn, farro, teff, spelt, and millet -- along with seeds like chia, quinoa, and buckwheat -- are a healthier alternative to modern, more heavily-bred grains. Ancient grains are prized as nutrient-rich whole grains and are often better tolerated by people with gluten sensitivities. Break out of your white flour and rice rut, and enjoy these delicious recipes for salads, desserts, and everything in between.

Little Almond and Einkorn Cookies

These little Almond and Einkorn Cookies have made an appearance in the snack jar in my family’s kitchen twice a week for the past month....

Easy Sesame Spelt Buns

Sesame Spelt Buns
These buns are simple to make and are a fantastic accompaniment to both zaka¸ski and soup.

Millet Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

There are two things I'm always looking to do to make dinner fun, easy, and not too heavy: 1. Turn appetizers into meals and 2. Make it on the grill. This recipe accomplishes both. Anyone who doesn't...

Freekeh With Kale, Butternut Squash, and Smoked Salt

freekeh with kale
Freekeh, fire-roasted green wheat, is a perfect canvas for autumn vegetables. The grain’s smoky notes are enhanced with smoked paprika (pimentón in Spain) and smoked salt. This dish is great for...

Farro Stew with Fennel & Rainbow Chard

Fresh from the farmers market - a stew that is good for the soul

Greens-N-Grains Kamut Salad

kamut salad
Greens-N-Grains chef Danielle Bokelmann created this grain salad which features kamut, dried cranberries and cashews. The store, owned by Kathy Navis, features a café specializing in healthful foods...

Organic Whole Wheat Bread with Kamut, Amaranth, and Millet Flour

Sarah Black kneading organic whole wheat bread
More and more bakers and those who love to eat are exploring a new frontier of ancient grains because they’re delicious, healthy, and wholesome. Many of these grains are defined as “ancient”...

Vegan Broccoli and Quinoa Bites

Vegan Broccoli Quinoa Bites
"I don’t know any other food that can claim to be crunchy and fluffy in equal measures but quinoa manages to pull it off." 

Buckwheat Muffins with Apples and Walnuts

Apples and buckwheat are a natural pairing (think Russian blinis and applesauce). Once I swapped out Grandma’s secret Schlitz for hard cider; the addition of apples followed on its heels.

Green Spiced Coconut Chia Pudding

Combined all ingredients together in a glass container, mix well and cover (mason jars work perfectly). Refrigerate overnight. When the pudding is the desired texture, add any fresh seasonal (...
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