Submitted by emma
on September 17, 2021 at 10:16 AM in lobby
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what kind of grains are we talking here?
am always looking for food-related inspiration
I like buying whole millet, oats, wheat, rice, barley, lentils (red and green), black beans, black eyed peas, pinto beans, red beans, and great northern white beans.
how do you like millet best? i know what it is, but i don't think i actually ever cooked it myself. lately i feel like i eat too much white rice for my liking - i mean i love rice, but i'd like to get more variety.
also i just learned what legumes actually means, i somehow thought it was just another word for vegetables. but yeah, i've been wanting to eat more of those too. sometimes i go weeks without eating any beans and then i'm like what the hell why? feeding yourself in a varied yet local and seasonal way can be the sort conscious effort i don't always have the energy to
Honestly the way I use millet and red lentils the most is to make flatbread with them. Basically, you just grind them into flour (i have a good blender), mix the flour with water and salt, and pan fry. It's so damn simple and so good. One flour at a time, i've never mixed em, although that sounds good. I might mix one of them with masa today to see if it keeps the tortilla consistency.
Oh alright, i see! I do the flour/water/salt pan fry bread from time to time with store bought wheat flour and i've been looking for alternatives anyways so i'm glad you shared that! so far i've only tired using tapioca instead but that didn't go so well.
I don't know if my blender is effective enough, but i'll give millet flour making a try. also i did not know masa existed, but now i really want to try that too!