Thursday, February 4, 2010
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: