Caregiving from my kitchen

Tag: grain

Homemade Polenta

Homemade Polenta

When I started using whole grains exclusively, I found the shelf stable packages of polenta sold at the supermarket to be a very convenient food – whole grain but even faster than cooking pasta. I could just slice and microwave it! And then, when I […]

Parsnip Fritters

Parsnip Fritters

Between one thing and another last week (pouring rain not the least) I never went to Greenmarket. And, as I mentioned, I am using vegetables from the freezer, now, and buying commercially frozen ones. But I had this parsnip from a week or two earlier […]

Brussels Sprout Chestnut Rice

Brussels Sprout Chestnut Rice

Brussels Sprouts and chestnuts, tossed in cooked rice, for a festive and delicious winter side dish. Perfect on a holiday table!   When I was in college, I came home for my first Christmas break, and went into mid-town Manhattan to finish my shopping, and see […]

Little Bear’s Gluten Free Porridge

Little Bear’s Gluten Free Porridge

Little Bear’s Gluten Free Porridge – a gluten free hot cereal, without oats, nether dry nor bland, but creamy, flavorful, and just right. I enjoy hot cereal. Oatmeal, specifically. In fact, very specifically, steel cut oats… ever since my college roommate gave me a tin […]

Beef Stew with Sorghum

Beef Stew with Sorghum

Most of the effort in switching away from gluten, in our culture, goes into replacing wheat. As I said last summer when I wrote about it, wheat has been the staff of life in Western Civilization for millennia…  We “break bread” when we eat together, […]