We’ve kicked off 2014 with our top JoyFoodly lifestyle habits that taste great, make us feel great, and are good for the environment. This week, we’re sharing our Food Habit #4: Super Grains that Rock our World. See our first, second and third habits!
Even as the smallest grain in the world, Teff surely starts my mornings with a whole lotta love. If you’re not a porridge eater, I can relate. Our Nutty-n-Sweet Teff Porridge might just change your mind forever on how amazing breakfast can be.
I’ve never liked porridge in general. Whether oatmeal or cream of wheat, they all had the same mushy and creamy texture that I could never get excited about. But that all changed when I was diagnosed with allergies to eggs and gluten. That’s when my mornings got really adventurous.
Enter the super grain that rocked my world, Teff! This mighty gluten free grain has been a staple of Ethiopian cuisine for thousands of years. It’s amazing how a grain the size of a poppy seed could be so powerful. If you’re into food stories, you’ll love these cool facts about this ancient grain I learned from the Whole Grains Council and Bob’s Red Mill:
Teff is a grain that comes from lovegrass.
Many people think its name refers to the word “lost” because it’s so small you could lose it!
Its small size makes Teff ideally suited to semi-nomadic life in Ethiopia.
It’s a hearty grain that can grow almost anywhere.
Teff leads all the grains in its calcium content.
It’s an excellent source of vitamin C.
And it’s full of protein!
When we hear our Teff grains start popping on our stove on a cold winter morning, we know our day is about to get a whole lot better!
So to get your family’s morning off to a healthy and tasty start, go for a super grain like Teff, or try one of the nine grains from Bob’s Red Mill, each with a cool story of their own from far away lands and super cool food cultures.View Recipe