Reader question: We eat Paleo in our home, so no grains, but I am always looking for healthy, yummy and easy ways to get proteins and veggies prepared. I am wondering if your recipes will still “work” if I omit the grains portion of the recipes (rice, couscous, etc), or will that alter everything and mess it up? Thank you! ~Katie
Hi Katie. If you know only one thing about Glorious One-Pot Meals and the patented infusion cooking method, it should be that every single item in every single recipe is substitutable and/or omitable! And, yes, that includes the grains.
As I often mention in my cooking classes, Glorious One-Pot Meals allow you to tailor each recipe according to what your family eats, what’s in season, or simply what you have in the house. If there’s something you you don’t have or don’t like, simply swap it out!
When you choose to omit grains from a recipe, be sure to also leave out the liquid that is solely included to hydrate the grains. In place of grains in a recipe, you might consider substituting sweet potatoes, cauliflower, or squash for a similarly satisfying eating experience.
Additionally, you should pay close attention to when the aroma wafts from the oven, as your GOPMs will likely be ready sooner than indicated in the cookbook.