Monday, February 29, 2016

Ancient Grains {Plus Our New Chef Voting Poll}!!

 Ancient Grains are taking center stage this week as we take it back to the beginning of time and experiment with grains that remain "unchanged."

Here are a few examples of Ancient Grains:

Blue Corn
Wild Rice

Feel free to feature an Ellie Krieger dish using any of these grains as well as any product made with these ingredients (pasta, bread, cereal, flour, etc.)!

We are anxious to see how you decide to "Get Ancient" with us! Please make and post your Ellie Krieger Ancient Grain dish by Sunday, March 6th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our February Potluck theme last week, please click on the link to see all the ways we've celebrated our past and present chef(s)!

         And now for some exciting news!!         


The 14th round of I Heart Cooking Clubs will be starting at the beginning of April! This week we will be voting on our next featured chef who we will be cooking with from 4/4/16-10/2/16. For this round we are focusing on four award-winning male chefs: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck, and Curtis Stone.  Participants may vote (once, please) for the chef they would like to cook with for the next six months. 

The voting poll will be located at the top of our page, on the right sidebar. Please only vote once. Voting will be open from now until midnight EST on Monday, March 6th.  At that time we will update the sidebar with the new winner! Very Exciting!

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is an English celebrity chef, widely known for his River Cottage TV series and books and his back-to-basics approach to cooking.

Ming Tsai is an American restaurateur, TV personality, and celebrity chef known for his East Meets West style of fusion cooking.

Wolfgang Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality who has built quite a name for himself. Puck specializes in California cuisine.

Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and TV personality. He won us over in his popular TLC show, Take Home Chef, with his charm and approachable recipes.

*Click on the chef's name for a link to their website, learn a bit about them, and browse their recipes

We can't wait to see who wins the vote!


Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

I made Ellie's quinoa with pine nuts and raisins. :)

flour.ish.en said...

Presenting bulgur and lentil pilaf.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I went with the ancient grain (seed) chia--and made Ellie's Tropical Fruit & Nut Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds. ;-)

TeaLady said...

Quinoa AND Lentils in a stew.

kitchen flavours said...

Wheat Berry Salad!

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

Quinoa breakfast bowl! :)

Kim said...

I loved playing with ancient grains this week. The stuffed peppers were delicious!