Blizzard 2010 Breakfast Grains

Bought by Mistake Barley Almond Milk Porridge
Ingredients
¼ cup pearled barley
¾ cup almond milk
2 Tablespoons chopped dried apricots
2 Tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½-1 cup additional almond milk

Directions
Combine barley and ¾ cup almond milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium high heat.

When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to low and cover until barley absorbs all of the liquid, stirring once in awhile if you get antsy.  This could take up to 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour additional almond milk into microwave-proof pitcher and nuke for 30 seconds to take off any chill.

Spoon barley into your favorite bowl and top with apricots, almonds, brown sugar. Pour additional almond milk until the texture looks appealing to you.  Enjoy.
Yield: One serving

Let’s Try Something Gluten-Free Chai Soy Latte Quinoa
Ingredients
½ cup brewed chai tea
¼ cup quinoa
2 Tablespoons shelled pistachios
¼ of a pear, chopped
½-1 cup vanilla soy milk
Honey to taste

Directions
Combine brewed tea and quinoa in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, uncovered over medium high heat.

When mixture begins to boil, reduce heat to low and cover until quinoa absorbs liquid.  This will take 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour vanilla soy milk in microwaveable pitcher and nuke for 30 seconds.

Spoon quinoa into bowl and top with pistachios and pear and drizzle with honey. (You will want the honey—the tea makes the quinoa a bit bitter without it.)  Pour soy milk to taste.
Yield: One serving

Creamsicle Cous-Cous
Ingredients

1/3 cup cous cous
½ cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
2 Tablespoons dried currants or raisins
1 Tablespoon toasted, chopped, hazelnuts
1 clementine, sectioned
½ cup plain yogurt, fat-free, low-fat or full-fat (depending on your cholesterol level)

Directions
Place orange juice, cranberries and currants in small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Stir in cous cous, cover and remove from heat.

Let sit until cous cous has absorbed all of the juice, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place yogurt and Clementine in small bowl, add cous cous and top with nuts. Yum.
Yield: One serving

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