This versatile combination can be made with a variety of grains and greens. Try millet or quinoa for a creamy mixture or brown and wild rice for a nuttier flavour. Use any fresh herbs to season and serve with dandelion greens for their liver cleansing benefits. Serve with uncooked vegetables or sprouts to aid digestion.
4 cups (1 L) water
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) sea salt
1 cup (250 mL) whole grains
1/4 to 1/2 cup (60 to 125 mL) fresh herbs, chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp (5 mL) organic butter
1 cup (250 mL) dandelion greens, chopped
Bring water to boil in large pot (yes, it is meant to be 4 cups). Add sea salt and grains. Cover and simmer without lifting the lid or stirring for the cooking time, usually about 45 minutes for brown rice and barley. Please see directions on whole-grains package.
Mix in chopped herbs, olive oil, and butter and serve on a bed of dandelion greens. Makes 2 to 3 cups cooked grain.
source: "A Detox Menu", alive #269, March 2005
Oven-roasted delicata squash makes a crispy treat atop this green salad. As its name suggests, this squash has a thin, delicate skin that’s tasty when cooked. Pomegranate molasses, an ingredient common in Lebanese and Middle-Eastern cuisine, brings a sweet and sour flavour to the dressing. No pine nuts? Use squash seeds! Simply collect about 1/4 cup (60 mL) seeds from cleaned squash, rinse, and mix with 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) of the spice mix used to roast the squash and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) olive oil. Roast at 425 F (220 C) on parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
Look for whole grain farro, which leaves the germ and bran intact, for this satisfying porridge that’s sure to kickstart your day. While the cooking time is longer than for pearled or semi-pearled varieties, you’ll get more nutrition. Take the time to enjoy the delicate scent of cardamom and ginger wafting through your kitchen as you prepare this. Ancient grain Farro (also referred to as emmer or einkorn) is a variety of wheat known as an ancient grain, which means that it hasn’t changed over time through breeding as is the case with many varieties of modern wheat.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.