What I've Learned So Far
There is an amazing variety of vegetables, fruits and grains in this world and every day I'm discovering new ones; this recipe for Teff Porridge is the result of one of those discoveries.
If you're like me you grew up eating rice, wheat-based pasta, barley and oats. If you really wanted to expand, you maybe tried brown or wild rice but that was about it. When I stopped eating meat, I started discovering all kinds of new grains: couscous, quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, millet, wheat berries and more. My somewhat recent discovery of teff continues to expand my options for healthy, delicious, meat-free meals.
• As I mentioned, this dish is pretty sweet due to the dates. If you'd prefer it less sweet, you can omit the dates and use another dried fruit. I'd recommend raisins or apples - they'll go well with the cloves.• You can try another type of nut, like pecans, almonds and even macadamias for a different flavor. • Try topping your porridge with some Greek yogurt, soy milk, butter, additional honey, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.