Switching from Leaves to Grains

As we enter the middle of Winter, our bodies start craving hearty warm foods. Choosing the healthy salad option can be a difficult battle. Instead give grain bowls a try. Done right they have a salty, sweet and savory balance while giving you some toothy textures to bite into. People are sometimes intimidated by whole grains, but whether it is quinoa, wheat berries or bulgur, they are all cooked the same way. Place the grains in plenty of salted water, boil till soft but still chewy, then drain and place it back in the pot on low heat for five minutes to steam dry. The boiling time will vary greatly, just follow the individual directions for each grain. Take a look at this video to gets some simple pointers on building your bowl.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/dining/grain-bowls-how-to-make-your-own.html