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{grain brains challenge} Alan’s Rye Berry Salad

Grain Brains Challenge: A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. I love wheat berry salad. The nutty-crunchy-sweetness in most recipes is just delicious. But I got curious about how it might taste without the crutch of a sweet component. What about a more savory grain salad? No raisins […]

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whole wheat crackers

{Grain Brains Challenge} Whole Wheat Crackers

Grain Brains Challenge A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. Seems like I’m always finding a way to make something that should be simple very complicated. Amy (Halloran) and I have been tossing around cracker ideas and she sent me several that sounded delicious, and super simple. Of […]

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Chicken and Shrimp Farro Gumbo

{Grains Brain Challenge} Chicken and Farro Gumbo

Grain Brains Challenge A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. I grew up in Mississippi right outside of New Orleans. Down there, every family has a favorite gumbo, and everyone thinks theirs is the perfect recipe. But the truth is gumbo is about as variable as South Louisiana […]

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Alan's cranberry rye scones

{grains brains challenge} A Scone of One’s Own

Grain Brains Challenge: A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. I never had a scone until I was in college. First week of school the Dean of Students sent out hand-written invitations to the freshmen class, instructing us, in groups of 25 or so, to attend an afternoon […]

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Millet, pearl barley, oat groats, bulgur wheat

{Grain Brains} Parmigianino Millet Chicken Soup

A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. +++ It’s winter, this old house is cold, and my bones need a bowl of chicken soup. Nothing warms the soul like an elixir of pullet. I usually make chunky veggie chicken-soup, skipping rice or noodles. I don’t like […]

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{Grains Brains Challenge} Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

A recipe challenge to help you get whole grains into your mouth, not just your kitchen. +++ My friend Amy has been on a grain trip for the last few years, a pretty wild ride from what I’ve seen. Through it, we’ve been talking a lot about our baking habits, her love of pancakes and grains and […]

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