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While at Expo West I was invited to a Quinoa Cook Off at the Alter Eco booth. While I was there, I was able to meet Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming, experts on Quinoa and otherwise known as the Quinoa Queens. I was given their recent cookbook, Grain Power: Over 100 Delicious Gluten-Free Ancient Grain & Superblend Recipes, to review.
This paperback cookbook features over 100 gluten free ancient grain recipes that are all under 500 calories. The book is filled with appetizing pictures to show off the great recipes.
Grain Power shows how simple it is to include ancient grains in everyday meals. The cookbook contains recipes for quinoa, millet, buckwheat, oats, and chia, as well as amaranth, kaniwa, sorghum, and teff. Eating these ancient grains adds fiber, complex carbs, and increased vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your diet. Having a diet high in ancient grains can help you stay healthy, manage your weight, increase athletic performance, manage/prevent diabetes, and aide in any food intolerance and allergies.
In my opinion, cookbooks need to have pictures in order for me to buy them. Pictures show me what my recipe will look like, as well as entice me to want to make them.
Here are just a couple samples of what you will find in Grain Power.
There are recipes for Toasted Coconut Fruit Salad with Quinoa & Pineapple Lime Dressing (pictured above), Romano & Rainbow Swiss Chard Herbed Quiche with Quinoa Crust, Cheddar Sweet potato Pie with Red Quinoa & Mushrooms, Chipotle Mango Salsa on Black Bean Sprout Tostadas, and Coconut Chocolate Quinoa Macaroons (pictured above). These are just some of the amazing recipes found in Grain Power.
Patricia and Carolyn also have a website where you can learn more about them, read more about quinoa and other ancient grains, and find some recipes. This Walnut & Broccoli Salad looks amazing!
You can buy Grain Power on for $21.65 and ships free with Prime. The Quinoa Queens also have two other books: Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood and Quinoa Revolution.
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I never really know what to do with “ancient” grains either. I just prepare quinoa and add it in a salad or use it as a rice for most dishes. HA HA. I think I’m also like you. I am extremely visual when it comes to cookbooks and I need to see with the dish is supposed to look like before I even try it out. First, if its appetizing to my eyes, then it will be appetizing to my stomach and second, I need to know what to at least imitate as far as looks are concerned or I will have a melee of random pieces of the dish on my plate! LOL!
Those recipes looks amazing! I love beautiful and useful cookbooks and fits the bill.