Cookbook Giveaway - The Grain Bowl

From the creator of the Porridge Café and innovative restaurant pop-up star comes Nik Williamson's first title, The Grain Bowl

After a visit to a Copenhagen café which served only porridge, Williamson returned to London and launched the Porridge Café, a pop-up in the trendy East End and was met with instant success. 

Backed by his recipe testing and research he became a grain expert. In this title, he shares his expertise in 90 recipes from healthy sweet bowls, meat bowls, vegetable bowls to indulgent sweet bowls - the author has us covered. For more information on the this book, please read our author article which includes a recipe from the title. Remember Eat Your Books members receive a 30% discount on all books purchased using our link.

We are pleased to offer five copies of The Grain Bowl in our giveaway for EYB Members in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

How do you incorporate more grains in your daily menu?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends November 15th, 2016.



  • annmartina  on  10/12/2016 at 12:49 PM

    Actually, I don't do a very good job at that and would like to do better.

  • kayanelson  on  10/12/2016 at 1:31 PM

    I also don't do a very good job at incorporating grains. I'm starting to use farro and barley a little bit more but haven't done much with quinoa or other grains.

  • gjelizabeth  on  10/12/2016 at 1:45 PM

    Rather than increase the amount of grains I look to increasing the quality of grains I eat, i.e. organic whole grains rather than conventionally-farmed refined grains.

  • fjain  on  10/12/2016 at 2:14 PM

    My pantry reflects a conscious decision to eat whole grains. Dinner is usually a grain (rice, farrow, whatever) + a vegetable dish, or maybe a soup/casserole that incorporates both. And cheese :-)

  • meggan  on  10/12/2016 at 2:38 PM

    Grain salads instead of leaf based salads.

  • vinochic  on  10/12/2016 at 3:03 PM

    whole grain sourdough breads, in salads, for breakfast rather than oatmeal...

  • alirov  on  10/12/2016 at 7:31 PM

    I've been exploring and trying out new grains in my supermarkets bulk food section. I try something new every week or so!

  • Siegal  on  10/12/2016 at 9:01 PM

    I try to incorporate more grains by baking with them!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  10/12/2016 at 11:31 PM

    I've fallen off the wagon lately but I was trying to start the days with oatmeal.

  • ccav  on  10/13/2016 at 10:05 AM

    I make big batches of whole grains on the weekend and use them as a base for work lunches or dinners during the week. Current favorites are whole oat groats and rye berries.

  • Larkspur  on  10/13/2016 at 11:34 AM

    I use whole grains in one pot meals--for instance a chicken and rice dish that does not call for precooked rice--the rice cooks with all the other ingredients in the oven.

  • jd5761  on  10/13/2016 at 2:44 PM

    I tend to "bulk out" my meals with grains but I don't think I show much imagination. Breakfast is still where I use most grains.

  • eliza  on  10/13/2016 at 3:04 PM

    I use a variety of grains like farro, barley, brown rice, bulgur and quinoa. I keep them in the freezer in small portions.

  • tennyogirl  on  10/13/2016 at 8:08 PM

    I eat popcorn for a snack

  • sgump  on  10/13/2016 at 9:36 PM

    I remain amazed at the versatility of humble oatmeal (sweet, savory, and everything in between)--and trust that other grains would respond favourably to a similar continuum.

  • tui  on  10/13/2016 at 11:52 PM

    I am exploring adding more grains to our meals, but feel I have long way to go. So far I have mostly been incorporating grains such as buckwheat into vegetable/salad style dishes.

  • sarahawker  on  10/14/2016 at 8:21 AM

    I need to change the way I shop to incorporate more grains. Anything beyond rice is expensive @ the grocery store but there is a farmers market where they are affordable, but I do need to make it a point to go there.

  • PennyG  on  10/14/2016 at 4:39 PM

    I mix yogurt with muesli almost every day for breakfast.

  • ydixon57  on  10/14/2016 at 6:06 PM

    I usually incorporate some type of grain at dinner. That is really the only meal that I fix at home.

  • Deneenm  on  10/14/2016 at 9:16 PM

    I use grains mostly in breakfast

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/14/2016 at 10:31 PM

    whole grain waffles and muffins

  • ltsuk  on  10/15/2016 at 12:03 AM

    cook enough steel cut oats at the beginning of the week to have breakfast all week.

  • juazella  on  10/15/2016 at 12:50 AM

    being gluten free, I naturally have to incorporate all sorts of grains in my baking

  • lhudson  on  10/15/2016 at 7:44 AM

    Would love to learn how!!!

  • cheftina888  on  10/15/2016 at 9:15 AM

    would love to incorporate more unique grains into the diet

  • Dcotter  on  10/15/2016 at 9:21 AM

    I make granola that I eat as a snack or add to oatmeal, yogurt or a smoothie.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  10/16/2016 at 11:14 AM

    I mix a lot of different grains into my rice so that it's more nutritious.

  • mpdeb98  on  10/16/2016 at 2:41 PM

    Eat bread with whole grains

  • Nancith  on  10/16/2016 at 3:49 PM

    I try to use more whole grains & keep a wide variety on hand (but I do love my white rice!)

  • Zosia  on  10/17/2016 at 7:41 AM

    I use them in place of my usual starchy sides of potatoes and rice and as the base of main course salads.

  • jenniesb  on  10/17/2016 at 9:56 AM

    I bought a pressure cooker last year which has been a game-changer in terms of incorporating more grains into my diet. I can now cook up grains in no time and I love that it's so easy to make multi-grain salads, which I eat a lot.

  • Orielle  on  10/17/2016 at 11:36 AM

    I try to switch out pasta and potatoes for grains where possible. Big favourites are pearl barley, freekeh and bulgur wheat.

  • edyenicole  on  10/17/2016 at 8:03 PM

    I buy whole grain bread and pasta only.

  • FireRunner2379  on  10/18/2016 at 5:58 AM

    I always eat oatmeal for breakfast and add quinoa & teff that I prepare at the beginning of the week.

  • Rinshin  on  10/18/2016 at 3:11 PM

    in salads

  • Summerlandsky  on  10/18/2016 at 7:14 PM

    in salads, blended into smoothies, and breakfast bowls sweat and savory

  • ckbkcollector  on  10/18/2016 at 9:51 PM

    I explore new grain recipes.

  • Emily Hope  on  10/19/2016 at 12:58 PM

    I soak my steel-cut oatmeal overnight so it only needs a few minutes to finish cooking in the morning.

  • heatherknape  on  10/19/2016 at 1:57 PM

    I try to incorporate whole grains into dinner as often as possible, with quinoa, brown rice, barley, farro, cornmeal and grits. Are cornmeal and grits considered whole grains? It's challenging to find something my kids will eat, so I'm still searching for success. Can't wait to try out this new cookbook!

  • soopsoop  on  10/19/2016 at 1:59 PM

    I cook up a big batch of brown rice, divide it into single portions, and freeze them.

  • lauriesk  on  10/19/2016 at 2:55 PM

    I try to start my day with grains in my breakfast. Either overnight oats or granola.

  • bfg67  on  10/20/2016 at 3:41 AM

    porridge / oatmeal every morning and we have a cupboard full of random ones like freekeh

  • herby  on  10/20/2016 at 3:39 PM

    I do not a good job eating grains when on my own and need this book to learn how to be better :)

  • trudys_person  on  10/21/2016 at 10:07 PM

    I've started eating a lot of quinoa, and trying to mix up the starches in my diet ... brown rice, quinoa, couscous ...

  • sharifah  on  10/22/2016 at 7:10 AM

    Hopefully I'll win this book and I can learn to incorporate more grains in my diet :-)

  • anightowl  on  10/22/2016 at 6:19 PM

    I keep lots of different grains on hand, everything from tiny teff and kaniwa, to sturdy barley and millet, and several varieties of rice. Cooking all of them perfectly is painless with a rice cooker.

  • pinkchampies  on  10/22/2016 at 7:02 PM

    I grind a preferred grain and use instead of breadcrumbs in meatballs, for schnitzels, etc. Freekah is favourite which adds great flavour too. My resistant husband is none the wiser.

  • cocecitycook  on  10/22/2016 at 7:55 PM

    Oatmeal for breakfast and multivitamin sourdough bread

  • jr0717  on  10/22/2016 at 8:36 PM

    I always try to keep prepared grains on hand - quinoa made in batches in the fridge, popcorn and granola pre-portioned in the pantry, and grain-bowl inspiration pinned and at the ready for quick dinners!

  • hae1123  on  10/22/2016 at 8:44 PM

    I try to incorporate in salads or yogurt I eat as a snack. Instead of noodles, I make grains to eat with chicken or beef as well.

  • Lafauvette  on  10/22/2016 at 10:05 PM

    I like to add bulgur to salads, chili, and other dishes. It cooks in about 10-15 minutes and adds a nice hefty and nuttiness to dishes.

  • Ingmarisalex  on  10/22/2016 at 10:38 PM

    I don't eat as much grain as I should but am always interested to learn about various options.

  • t.t  on  10/22/2016 at 11:32 PM

    Trying to replace refined carbs with whole grains; would love to learn more.

  • pandapotamus  on  10/24/2016 at 12:16 AM


  • bktravels  on  10/24/2016 at 3:59 PM

    I'm trying to add interesting grain "salads" at breakfast.

  • TheSpicedLife  on  10/24/2016 at 10:38 PM

    I am rarely trying to add more grains because we love them so much, but my standards are rice, oatmeal and farro.

  • djoh437938  on  10/26/2016 at 8:32 PM

    in side dishes and main dishes

  • Dmartin997  on  10/26/2016 at 11:21 PM

    I've been trying to experiment with more innovative grains and adding grains to each meal.

  • sandiemidd  on  10/27/2016 at 3:06 AM

    I love the flavours of grains and would love to learn more about using them.

  • tarae1204  on  10/27/2016 at 7:50 AM

    Raw oatmeal in a smoothie

  • annieski  on  10/28/2016 at 5:54 AM

    Oatmeal in my baked goods

  • bstewart  on  10/28/2016 at 4:22 PM

    Add quinoa to anything … salads, chili, etc.

  • JanScholl  on  10/29/2016 at 12:54 AM

    I add them to my morning hot cereal bowls...steamed barley and oatmeal with apples, yum.

  • Titch  on  10/30/2016 at 4:17 AM

    I don't cook with grains unless you call rice a grain, but I would like to find out which grains I can use in the recipes i make & new recipes too

  • KarinaFrancis  on  11/1/2016 at 6:07 PM

    I've become a big fan of farro and boil a big batch at the beginning of the week and add it to various salads during the week

  • Deneenm  on  11/2/2016 at 8:15 AM

    I love adding grains to salads

  • Julia  on  11/3/2016 at 12:07 AM

    I'm trying to incorporate more whole grains into salads. There are so many new recipes with greens, grains and fruit.

  • bend  on  11/4/2016 at 7:49 AM

    Grains for every meal: I like grains with roasted fruit too.

  • silversand  on  11/5/2016 at 4:36 AM

    I love my salads, so I find it really easy to incorporate a grain based salad in addition to the leaves :) makes a balanced, nutritious meal!

  • infotrop  on  11/6/2016 at 1:19 PM

    I sprinkle oatmeal on my yogurt every morning.

  • rchesser  on  11/8/2016 at 3:04 PM

    I don't incorporate enough grains into our meals, I really need to step up my grain game!

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/11/2016 at 12:53 PM

    We like to peruse the grain selection in the bulk section of our local co-op and pick out grains we've never tried or haven't had in a while.

  • DFed  on  11/11/2016 at 1:46 PM

    honestly, a lot of my meals are grain bowls. Take one grain, top with lots of veggies!!

  • Radiantpurple  on  11/11/2016 at 8:52 PM

    If Hemp hearts are considered a grain, then they make an appearance every breakfast!!

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