It’s August and that means it’s grains and vinaigrette. It is hard to get excited about this, but I’m trying to muster more enthusiasm than I had for stir fry.
Vinaigrette is a made with a 3:1 ratio of oil to vinegar. That’s the basics and then you can go from there. If i can remember that ratio by the end of the month, I’ll feel like I accomplished something.
No one in my house is excited about grains. However, I know that our diets could improve with a little more variety. The Old Farmer’s Almanac gives cooking tips and suggestions for a wide variety of grains.
I got brave early in the month and tried quinoa. I made a Mediterranean inspired salad with feta, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes. I thought really hard about making my own Greek dressing. Then I bought a bottle instead.
My goals for the month:
1. Cook with 3 different kinds of grains.
2. Make 3 different kinds of vinaigrette.
We’re half way through August. I better get on it.