Cookbook Giveaway - Bowls of Plenty

Bowls of Plenty: Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Whole-Grain Meals by Carolynn Carreño is not your typical grain book. It is chock full of international recipes, American favorites and desserts. Carolynn makes grain bowls cool, tempting and delicious. You will be bowled over (as I was by this title). (I'm here all night tip your servers.)

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer two copies of Bowls of Plenty to our EYB Members in the U.S. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

How do you utilize more grains in your meals?  

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 at midnight on March 3rd, 2017

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  • imjammin2  on  1/28/2017 at 12:41 PM

    I like to add grains to my salads!

  • daniellespinato1  on  1/28/2017 at 12:57 PM

    I like to pair grains and roasted veggies for the base of a meal.

  • fixmealittlelunch  on  1/28/2017 at 1:00 PM

    I like to eat grains for breakfast - quinoa is one of my favorites for this. I also toss it into granola.

  • Lafauvette  on  1/28/2017 at 1:17 PM

    Adding grains to salads and soups!

  • banba1  on  1/28/2017 at 1:17 PM

    I am still not very good at it -- I need help! At best I do try to substitute brown rice or quinoa for white rice where I can...

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  1/28/2017 at 1:38 PM

    I am trying to serve more grains as a side in place of potatoes and rice.

  • lebarron2001  on  1/28/2017 at 1:47 PM

    I have recently learned to look for the whole grains stamp on packaged goods such as cereal and crackers.

  • rchesser  on  1/28/2017 at 1:55 PM

    We try to eat oatmeal several days of the week and quinoa at least twice.

  • camtncook  on  1/28/2017 at 2:05 PM

    I look for breads with whole grains...

  • Siegal  on  1/28/2017 at 2:08 PM

    I've been making whole wheat breads

  • lauriesk  on  1/28/2017 at 2:12 PM

    I buy whole grain bread.

  • sgump  on  1/28/2017 at 2:18 PM

    I often replace some (or all) of the protein in a "traditional" dish with an interesting grain. (Kamut is one of my favorites these days.)

  • Lem9579  on  1/28/2017 at 2:44 PM

    I replace things like pasta, potatoes and white rice with grains. I've discovered interesting ones like rye and farro and some others that work well.

  • fjain  on  1/28/2017 at 2:55 PM

    I try not to consider it an optional item. In other words, most suppers include grains in either the salad or main course - it's expected by the family!

  • Mariarosa  on  1/28/2017 at 3:05 PM

    I add different types of grains to soups and to chili.

  • mpdeb98  on  1/28/2017 at 3:35 PM

    I swap out potatoes for whole grains, and look for other ways to incorporate whole grains into the food my family eats.

  • gjelizabeth  on  1/28/2017 at 3:37 PM

    I use oatmeal for both sweet and savory bowls.

  • jezpurr  on  1/28/2017 at 5:10 PM

    Using grains as side dishes, accompaniments, in baking, and main dishes!!!^_^

  • Lmeyers520  on  1/28/2017 at 6:14 PM

    I like to have them for breakfast and with roasted fish

  • Nancith  on  1/28/2017 at 7:36 PM

    I have plenty of whole grains in my pantry & frig, & try to use more whole-grain products such as pasta.

  • amandacooks  on  1/28/2017 at 8:50 PM

    I use whole grains in place of white flour in much of my baking and like to use interesting grains like farro and quinoa in dishes that would normally have pasta or white rice.

  • Nhcookingdiva  on  1/28/2017 at 9:21 PM

    Switching to whole grain pasta.

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  1/28/2017 at 9:31 PM

    Almost always bake bread with a combination of different whole grains added with white flour. Enjoy grain based veggie bowls.

  • ravensfan  on  1/28/2017 at 9:48 PM

    We eat more whole grains - in pasta, bread, and cereal.

  • lgroom  on  1/28/2017 at 11:05 PM

    I try to have brown rice and veggies as a meal a couple nights a week.

  • Vbroussard  on  1/28/2017 at 11:25 PM

    I'm hoping to make more whole grain-based salads to pack for lunch at the office.

  • ballen  on  1/29/2017 at 6:33 AM

    Add them to smoothies.

  • ssurbrook  on  1/29/2017 at 6:41 AM

    I got a bread maker bad in 2007 and have been making whole grain wheat bread ever since. I have also switched to whole grain wheat pasta and eat the oat cereals when I eat cereal. Grew up on hot oatmeal and started my grandkids on it when they lived with me. Also love the wheat crackers.

  • vickster  on  1/29/2017 at 7:30 AM

    We eat grains in bowls, but not too creatively. This book sounds like it contains a lot of good ideas.

  • jupflute  on  1/29/2017 at 8:39 AM

    Grain salads

  • crissynour  on  1/29/2017 at 12:09 PM

    Quinoa or barley for breakfast--cook as directed, then add your favorite oatmeal toppings--milk, fresh or dried fruit, honey, raisins, cinnamon, etc.

  • ckbkcollector  on  1/29/2017 at 2:46 PM

    adding more grains to meals

  • jenniesb  on  1/30/2017 at 6:38 AM

    I cook up a cup each of 3 or 4 different grains every couple of weeks in my pressure cooker (so fast), freeze 1/2 c. of each, and blend the rest. I use this "base" for different grain dishes or bowls all week. My husband and I love having this mix around.

  • lhudson  on  1/30/2017 at 7:16 AM

    Would love the opportunity to learn how to use more grains in my cooking.

  • keelz23  on  1/30/2017 at 8:41 AM

    I am terrible at using whole grains. I try to use whole grain pasta, but could use a lot more!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  1/30/2017 at 1:07 PM

    Whole grain pastas and breads

  • meggan  on  1/30/2017 at 4:03 PM

    Grain salads - farro, barley, rye.

  • Larkspur  on  1/30/2017 at 5:37 PM

    I use quinoa mixed with veggies.

  • beetangsurat  on  1/30/2017 at 6:02 PM

    I use whole grains to make grain bowls with roasted vegetables and top it off with a salad dressing.

  • auntietina  on  1/31/2017 at 12:34 AM

    I like whole grain salads.

  • stephlinde  on  1/31/2017 at 10:17 AM

    I make sure when I'm at the store, I buy whole grain as much as possible - to make it the only option when I'm at home. Brown rice, quinoa, and oats make regular appearances, as well as whole wheat tortillas, whole wheat pasta, and homemade whole wheat pizza crust.

  • motherofpearl81  on  1/31/2017 at 2:08 PM

    I recently got into chia seeds and am loving quinoa.

  • t.t  on  1/31/2017 at 7:37 PM

    I try to use grains as a side in place of white rice or pasta

  • deucemom  on  1/31/2017 at 10:22 PM

    I would like to use more grains, right now I use a lot of brown rice, farro and oatmeal.

  • debbyg  on  1/31/2017 at 10:39 PM

    I look for healthy ways to bring grains back in my life. This book looks awesome!

  • cocecitycook  on  1/31/2017 at 10:58 PM

    I love grains in soup.

  • cambridgecook  on  2/1/2017 at 6:11 AM

    I've been using millet more as a side dish or base for grain bowls.

  • Sfgordon  on  2/1/2017 at 9:03 AM

    There are lots of kinds of grains that work as porridge/oatmeal. A local miller sells barley flakes, for example, that are quick and filling and take well to either sweet or savory applications.

  • rosyannposy  on  2/1/2017 at 9:48 AM

    I add whole grain flours in my baking, replacing white flour.

  • Teruska  on  2/2/2017 at 6:09 AM

    I look forward to bowls of grain. We eat whole grain where possible. Not pasta. Can't, just can't.

  • DoMaRe  on  2/2/2017 at 1:40 PM

    Bowls, bowls, bowls!

  • annieski  on  2/3/2017 at 8:58 AM

    always have a bowl of cooked grains in the fridge to add to salads and bowls.

  • LaurenB  on  2/3/2017 at 2:49 PM

    I love grains in salads

  • PennyG  on  2/3/2017 at 7:17 PM

    I love grains - Pilafs, Tabbouleh ...

  • verorenee  on  2/5/2017 at 9:19 PM

    Quinoa instead of rice, sometimes whole wheat noodles instead of regular ones.

  • sarahawker  on  2/6/2017 at 4:10 PM

    I substitute various grains for rice or noodles in soup. Whole grain flour in muffins for the kids.

  • pandapotamus  on  2/6/2017 at 11:07 PM

    grain salads

  • niniacedo  on  2/7/2017 at 2:23 PM

    I make a great quinoa and grains sandwich bread!!

  • MollyB  on  2/8/2017 at 11:33 AM

    I always cook big batches (barley, wheat berries, short-grain brown rice) when I need them, then freeze some to have on hand to add to salads or stir-fries.

  • kaliedra  on  2/8/2017 at 2:05 PM

    I am not great at adding grains, rice is the one that makes the most frequent appearance but I need to learn more on this.

  • Teawench  on  2/9/2017 at 8:27 AM

    I haven't yet but am looking at incorporating them into salads

  • lils74  on  2/10/2017 at 11:11 PM

    I like them in stews.

  • jlbutson  on  2/10/2017 at 11:18 PM

    I like to cook quinoa in advance and use to order in salads - a favorite is with chopped avocado, black beans, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro tossed in a simple olive oil and lemon juice vinaigrette.

  • Hapa  on  2/10/2017 at 11:57 PM

    Trying to add quinoa to my salads. I have tried a few quinoa bowls but haven't found one I love.

  • fiarose  on  2/11/2017 at 7:56 AM

    i bake with whole grain flours! i love the texture and the more complex flavors.

  • clhiod  on  2/11/2017 at 10:22 AM

    My favorite grain is red rice and I love adding it to salads. Chewy, sweet, and delicious!

  • sarahcooks  on  2/11/2017 at 4:51 PM

    I like to make bowls with a variety of whole grains.

  • tennyogirl  on  2/11/2017 at 10:46 PM

    I'm a big fan of quinoa.

  • ccav  on  2/12/2017 at 11:20 AM

    I always have quinoa, whole oats, wheat and rye berries, brown rice and millet in my pantry and like to make big batches in my rice cooker. I freeze leftover cooked grains and can add them to salads, soups and stews during the week when I don't have the time to cook them for work lunches and dinners after work.

  • Suzw  on  2/12/2017 at 6:27 PM

    Add grains to salads.

  • choppergirl  on  2/12/2017 at 11:04 PM

    Add them to my soups!

  • cezovski  on  2/13/2017 at 2:21 AM

    I add a lot of grains in my salads and stews Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • rosiedunningham  on  2/13/2017 at 10:20 AM

    I use brown rice instead of white, and use quinoa in salads!

  • bstewart  on  2/13/2017 at 2:04 PM

    I sneak quinoa in *everything*

  • Emily Hope  on  2/14/2017 at 2:23 PM

    I have been making a lot of farro dishes--often warm salads with roasted vegetables and nuts.

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  2/14/2017 at 11:56 PM

    I've been using farro a lot lately.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  2/15/2017 at 4:06 PM

    I make rice balls and sushi type things out of different types of grains.

  • RSW  on  2/21/2017 at 3:06 PM

    In salads

  • infotrop  on  2/23/2017 at 5:21 PM

    I've been substituting barley in my risotto recipes. Works great!

  • jessmonkey  on  2/28/2017 at 6:58 PM

    old fashioned oats in the morning and cooking grains as sides in my pressure cooker

  • begbert  on  3/1/2017 at 4:28 PM

    use mostly grains for sides and always add them to soups!

  • Leahspitzer  on  3/2/2017 at 4:51 AM

    Overnight oats for breakfast or oat risotto for lunch!

  • agale723  on  3/3/2017 at 10:19 PM

    Overnight oats with chia seeds!

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