Quinoa cooks up light and fluffy in minutes (it's done when the telltale curlicue wisp unfurls). Its subtle flavor comes through whether served hot, cold, or at room temperature. It can stand in for couscous in most recipes.
Use farro pasta for added fiber, protein, and vitamin E.To remove the odor of garlic from your fingers, rub them on a stainless steel spoon under running water.Store extra roasted garlic in a jar filled with olive oil in the refrigerator.
Chewy farro -- an Italian whole grain -- is tossed with mixed greens in this colorful salad. It's flavored by two kinds of grapes that have been baked in a low oven to concentrate their sweetness and release their juices. The Concord grapes aren't seedless, but they make a beautiful garnish.