Maria Speck‘s award-winning first cookbook Ancient Grains for Modern Meals is one of my favorites, so I was extremely pleased when I heard Maria was writing a follow up. Her new book is called Simply Ancient Grains: Fresh and Flavorful Whole Grain Recipes for Living Well and I am happy to say this book is just as lovely as the first. It features beautiful, innovative ways to fit grains including amaranth, buckwheat, freekeh, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff into your life.

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets and Oranges from @winnieab |

Ancient grains are wholesome and versatile staple foods, and Maria will inspire you to think way outside the box with recipes such as Burgundy Bulger with Blueberries and Orange Blossom Water, Sweet Potato and Oat Cakes with Blue Cheese and Sage, and Lemony Millet Pudding with Caramelized Grapes. I made her gorgeous Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets for a family gathering and it quickly disappeared…I am certain you will have a similar experience with her recipes :)

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets and Oranges from @winnieab |

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets and Oranges from @winnieab |


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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — May 8, 2015 @ 9:42 am

    Love this Winnie! It looks like it would make a great picnic lunch. :)

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    Android Training Institute in Chennai — September 9, 2015 @ 8:35 am

    This is awesome recipe which is very very good for health

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    Haj — September 13, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

    Wow! colorful dishes i like it. It’s really good for health. I appreciate it. Thanks.

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    Best Primavera training chennai — January 14, 2016 @ 11:43 pm

    That was really delicious color full with healthy things in it