Saturday, August 9

Creative Ways with Whole Grains Class GIVEAWAY!

The following post contains sponsored content. 

Cooking with whole grains is becoming increasing popular, however I sometimes forget the majority of people are still learning about them and how to cook with them. I often post recipes using quinoa and occasionally other recipes that call for things like farro or wild rice. I can’t count how many times I get asked… “What is quinoa?” “How do you cook with it?” “What is the texture like?”

I have been wanting to write a blog post talking about different types of grains and what to make with them. However… that has been on my back burner for over a year. Luckily, Craftsy offers a free mini class that goes over the basics of how to cook each whole grain, recipes using them as well as some other fun cooking and food tips, like how to clean leeks and mushrooms or a fun easy way to peel a banana.

It’s amazing how many creative dishes you can use whole grains in, and how many methods there are to prepare them. Sub out  starchy rice in your risotto and sub in some hearty farro. Make a large batch of wild rice stuffing that is sure to wow your friends and family during the holidays (you will  never use stove top again, I promise!) Instead of boring instant oatmeal, try a creamy quinoa served with fresh fruit to get your morning off on the right foot.  

This class is great for many reasons, it is FREE, filled with great info taught by Cooking Light’s head chef, tons of great recipes to use with your newly learned methods, all of the recipes are downloadable so they are there for your use, and you can take it at your leisure, only have spare moments a day to take classes? Well start and stop it anytime you want! Signing up is easy and this class is free, so what do you have to lose? Click here to take Craftsy’s free Creative Ways with Whole Grains class.

(Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation to write this post. However all opinions are my own. Photos provided to me from Craftsy.)


  1. It's easy to forgot that foods that we think are "mainstream" often aren't to a lot of people. I often have friends text me from the grocery store asking me what certain things are or how to use "odd" ingredients. Which always kind of surprises me. But then I remember that food is my job and it's not theirs. Love the Craftsy series!

  2. I haven't heard of these classes, what a great idea! I love your photos, btw!

  3. You should know that I'm a pressure cooker fanatic, and the fact that I love using it to cook quinoa, beans, or other grains. The class looks helpful for anyone looking to kick their grains up a notch. I'll definitely share it with some friends who I know will appreciate this.

  4. I love whole grains and cannot wait to check out this class-I'm trying to find new ways to get my family to love them as much as I do!

  5. I can (and do!) make a meal out of grains all the time. Could never ever eat a Paleo diet! These classes are a great idea.

  6. I could live on quinoa! Love the stuff!

  7. What a great idea for a class! Craftsy has so many helpful things like this that I can do from the comfort of my own sweatpants... love that ;)

  8. I love Craftsy classes! They have saved me a couple of times when i felt like "what am I going to do with this?"
    Going to watch this on whole grains. There's always something new to learn