1. Spicy Chicken and Spelt Salad
This weekend, I wanted to experiment with some exotic grains. Exotic grains can be difficult to find, but most health food stores and co-ops have an abundance. Spelt is the exotic grain featured in this recipe. It is an ancient grain that is similar to wheat. Kamut is a similar ancient grain, and I actually substituted kamut in this recipe. Other substitutions I made to this recipe included toning down the spice and substituting tofu for chicken. I also used a bagged shredded cabbage for convenience. The result was very tasty! I really like kamut; it has a rich, buttery flavor and a chewy texture. Try it!
2. Swiss oatmeal
I also started making Swiss oatmeal this week to change up my morning oatmeal routine. This dish is served cold, making it perfect for a hot summer day. Stir together 2 cups uncooked oats with 1.5 cups low fat milk and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add slices of fresh fruit, chopped nuts, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serves 4.