Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wheatberry Salad.

This is GOOD. make it. the sooner, the better!! sorry ... i don't remember the source.

Wheatberry Salad (by the way, wheatberries smell REALLY nuttily good while cooking! bend over and smell 'em!!)

Soak 1 cup wheatberries overnight in a whole bunch of water.

The next day, drain them, then cook (meaning BOIL, uncovered,) in 6 cups water for an hour, adding another cup or two of water every 10-15 minutes to keep the wheatberries under.

Drain. Put in a bowl.

While the wheatberries are cooking, prepare the following:

2/3 cup thai chili-lime cashews (from Trader Joe's ... if you're unlucky like me and don't have TJ's, have someone send you a bag, stat! they're amazing.) .... put in a bag and chop with a hammer or rolling pin (yeah my food processor was dirty and i was lazy)

1 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup chopped scallions

In another bowl, mix the following:

3 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp honey or agave ... i used agave 'cause TJ's sells it cheap

1 tbsp spicy or dijon mustard

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Add the dressing to the naked berries and mix. Then add the other veg/fruit stuff and mix. Presto, done!! Enjoy! I bet this would be good with avocado chunks on top ....

darn it, i'm off to a four-hour first aid class that's going to kill my entire evening ... oh, well. i got to fill up my compost bucket some more today (paper shreddings, dried-up fresh flowers, old food scraps), so that makes me, oddly, feel better. haha!!

oh yeah ... the wheatberry salad is good with a green smoothie:


  1. Sounds - and looks!- delish! I love Wheatberries- sooo nutty!!

    I see you're really getting into the Green smoothies! I really always feel great after any sort of colored vegetable, but mostly the Greens!!

    I feel happy when I compost, too!

    Love, always!!

  2. I have never heard of this, I wonder if we can get it in the UK?!