#Ricelove Bloghop: Forbidden Rice with Nectarines and Maple Cashew Coconut Cream

Forbidden Rice with Nectarines and Maple Cashew Coconut Cream Remember last month's #cakelove bloghop ? Well, this month I'm delighted to be co-hosting another LOVEly bloghop with some fabulous foodie friends, and this month were talking RICE! Did you know that about 120,000 rice varieties are known to exist, according to the International Rice Research Institute? Yes! There actually IS an International Rice Research Institute, which I found out about in one of my favorite cook books, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, by Maria … [Read more...]

Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Giveaway Winner and Wordless Wednesday

We have a winner! But, first off, thank you so much to everyone who participated in my Ancient Grains Giveaway.  I really enjoyed reading all your comments about the grains you had already tried, and all the new ones you wanted to try. {Quinoa or millet anyone??? :-)} It was also fun having you vote for which recipes I created, because about two-thirds of the time you picked recipes I probably would not have tried on my own, and they were all fantastic! So, without further adeiu, the winner of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals … [Read more...]

Ancient Grain Giveaway:Quinoa Cakes with Smoked Fish and Lime Mayo

I'm thrilled to report that it's time for me to share another recipe from Maria Specks gorgeous book, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. This time up: Quinoa Cakes with Smoked Trout {or Salmon} and Lime Mayo. Oh, man. These are SO good!   This week's category is "Burgers, Savory Cakes and More", and the recipe I'm making is one that initially didn't really catch my eye, but upon reading Maria's mouthwatering description... Moist chunks of smoked trout brightened with lime, serrano chili, and cilantro are a natural foil for the … [Read more...]