Author(s): Amy Ruth Finegold
Do you know your chia from your quinoa, your flax from your farro? Grains and seeds possess potent health-giving properties; they are packed with vitamins, dietary fibre and essential amino acids, and are known to support the immune system. But most people don't incorporate enough of these superfoods into their diets, and they are missing out - on both the health benefits and on the flavour! Amy Ruth Finegold has rid herself of the health problems that plagued her and discovered a whole new exciting way to eat by embracing these ancient grains - from amaranth to bulgur, buckwheat to teff. Get off to a good start with Breakfast options including Amaranth Porridge and Pineapple Bran Muffins. Soups include the fruity and tangy Summer Melon Soup with Tamarind, while Salads & Snacks also make a perfect light meal - try a Wheatberry Salad with Apples and Pecans. Satisfying Main Dishes to enjoy include Millet-stuffed Acorn Squash and Lamb Chops with a Warm Quinoa Apricot Salad. Seeds and grains work well in Sweet Treats, too; try Peach Pie with a Sunflower Seed Crust or treat yourself to Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies.
Amy Ruth Finegold owns her own company, Amy Ruth's, which makes and markets her own gluten-free baking mixes, blended using nutritious grains and seeds. She has taught cookery classes in Whole Foods Market and other food stores in London, and now divides her time between her native New York and California. This is her first book.