That is the problem I have been running into. I have 5 lbs of millet and don't know what to do with it. I bought a bag of gorgeous looking kale that didn't taste half as good as it looked! I keep finding that there are sooooo many cookbooks out there, but where do I begin? I think I need to demystify grains and veggies and learn some quick and easy ways to prepare them that we all will enjoy.
So I did some Net browsing and found a few websites that may help you as I am hoping that they will help me!
- This link is a small wealth of ideas of eating whole foods with lots of time-saving shortcuts and quick meals ideas. It's also a good reminder to pull out that Wonderfriend ...the crockpot!
- Whole Foods' website has a wealth of wonderful recipes and has this guide to cooking beans, peas and lentils. Beans are a wonderful alternative for protein (especially if you are seeking to reduce your meat consumption like we are), but they have to taste good, right? :) These bean recipes look to offer some of the flavor and kick that we love.
- And let's not forget the online mecca of recipe finding...All Recipes. Whenever you are contemplating your menus, seek to add a new seasonal veggie or an interesting grain...use the search engine at All Recipes by putting in the name of the food and see what pops up. I just found these Millet Muffins and look forward to putting my filled pantry to use!
- I can't wait to watch these groovy looking videos and learn more about why eating healthy is so important. Her recipes look simple and the site is very entertaining. Combining good food with good fun is always what I am looking for!
- I checked this book out from the library and it has a lot of unconventional veggie recipes written in an unconventional cookbook style by an unconventional woman! It is teaching me to use what I have on hand, to experiment, and to keep it all simple.
- And finally, this site has a bunch of basic vegetable cooking how-to's with links to recipes to spice it up a bit. It makes me realize that all of this is not as hard as I have made it out to be.
photo courtesy of .michael.newman.