Good Stuff: Ancient grains, cheese crisps and grilling tips
One good ancient grain
There’s a brand-new snack in town made from one of today’s hottest food trends — ancient grains. Kracklin’ Kamut was recently launched and the product uses khorasan wheat cooked in safflower oil to create a light, crunchy snack. One 1.5-ounce pack has 200 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein. Each pack contains just 200 calories. It’s not available in Michigan yet, but can be bought online at kracklinkamut.com. Cost is $16 for 12 packs.
Good cheese crisps
Cheese powerhouse Jarlsberg has come out with new flavors of cheese crisps that are now out in wide release in supermarkets. Flavors include Rosemary and Olive Oil, Chipotle, Garlic and Herb, and Mediterranean Sea Salt. The snacks are billed as 120 calories per serving with 3.5 grams or less of fat and 5 grams of protein. Cost is $3.99-$4.99 for a 4-ounce bag.
Good grill prep
Warmer temperatures are just around the corner and thoughts are turning to warm afternoons in the backyard grilling. You’ll want to make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. From Steve Gauci, director of retail operations at Napoleon Gourmet Grill:
Compiled by Steve Pardo
Clean the searing grids. Soak the cooking grills in warm water and soap before giving them a good cleaning to get rid of the grease and food crust that has been burnt on
Scrape off the grease tray. Give it a good scrape with a spatula or putty knife to clean off all the bits.
Check for leaks. Inspect your hose and fittings to ensure everything is in order.
Clean the igniter and burners. While your searing grids are soaking, remove the heat shields so you can run your barbecue brush over the burners.