amy chaplin

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GRAINS Recipes

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

POSTED ON March 23, 2014

Posted in Condiments, Gluten free, Grains

Bright turmeric dressing and a spring black rice salad

The recent appearance of fresh fava beans at the health food store in my neighborhood was a welcome sight. Although they’re not yet grown locally, they were a sure sign of the lovely spring vegetables to come. Fava beans are a great way to make any simple salad, sautéed greens or grain dish special and [...] continue reading ->

Spring millet salad with tangy seeded flax dressing

POSTED ON May 11, 2013

Posted in Gluten free, Grains, Salads

Spring millet salad with tangy seeded flax dressing

Millet is a quirky grain: with a sunny yellow color and perfect round shape, it fluffs up perfectly when cooked, but quickly becomes dry as it cools. Raw, it smells slightly sweet, milky and almost musky.  It’s the kind of smell that makes me want to bake breakfast-y things like my mother’s milk pudding.  To [...] continue reading ->

Autumn quinoa salad

POSTED ON October 14, 2012

Posted in Gluten free, Grains, Salads

Autumn quinoa salad

October in New York is my absolute favorite time of year to cook. The green market is full of robust, dark leafy greens, sweet winter squash, sweet corn and peppers. It’s chilly enough outside to welcome the warmth from veggies roasting in the oven inside, yet not too cold for a room temperature salad like [...] continue reading ->

Roasted asparagus with black rice, avocado and radish sprouts

POSTED ON May 4, 2012

Posted in Gluten free, Grains, Side Dishes

Roasted asparagus with black rice, avocado and radish sprouts

I was planning to create a new asparagus recipe to celebrate the first organic asparagus to arrive at the green market today. But when I pulled this lovely purple bunch from the fridge, I decided to share the way I eat it most often, roasted. I know roasting asparagus is not new to many of [...] continue reading ->

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