Bowls Over Plates: Teff Luck
April 21, 2012 7 Comments
The best vegan cooking combines nutrition, flavor, simplicity, and affordability. Few foods embody these qualities as well as teff. Teff is a dark ethiopian grain that’s the smallest, and one of the oldest, cultivated grains in the world. It has a rich, sweet, nutty flavor and a silky texture. It’s a great source of calcium, iron, protein, and fiber. Plus, it’s cheap and super easy to prepare. I use Bob’s Red Mill brand and–even with the added cashews, cranberries, raisins, and agave nectar–a hearty serving of teff porridge costs about a dollar.
Who says it’s too expensive to go vegan? Who says it’s bad for your health? Who says it requires a personal chef? Who says it takes too long?
People who haven’t had teff.
- Boil teff in water at a ratio of one portion teff to four portions water (1 serving=1/4 cup teff).
2. Add agave nectar, toasted cashews, cranberries, and raisins to taste.