Wheat berries!

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If you remember, one of my goals for June was to try wheat berries!

So, yesterday was the day to make them. . . I followed Kath’s directions.

I tasted them right after cooking and they were nice and chewy. Since I have never had wheat berries I have no idea how they are supposed to taste, but they seemed good!

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I decided to use the wheat berries as a base for a ‘salad’ for lunch today.

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1/2 cup of wheat berries = the base + radishes + peas + tomatoes + apples + carrots + green onion

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I also added 1/2 diced avocado, homemade croutons, and balsamic vinaigrette (based on the recipe from IGE <—totally try this – super easy to make and delicious!).

It was a really really good lunch. Wheat berries don’t have much of a ‘taste’ to them, but add a good amount of chew to the meal. It seemed like a good base to my salad: 1/2 cup = 120 calories.

After work, I took Abby on a 4 mile run at the Red Jacket trail. I love that trail cause Abby can be off leash pretty much the whole time. Every once in a while a ‘serious’ biker comes along and gets angry if she is on their side of the trail but thankfully that doesn’t happen very often.

Dinner was grilled chicken that I marinated in this blackberry chipotle sauce I got from Harry and David. It was just ok, pretty decent flavor but it still had blackberry seeds.  . .

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With roasted asparagus (in 400 degree oven, drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and pepper, ,10-15 minutes) from our weekly CSA share.

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On tap for tonight: Glee and ice cream!

Hope you had a great hump day. . . one day closer to the weekend!

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Have you tried anything ‘new’ this week?

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2 Responses to Wheat berries!

  1. Whoa you’re adventurous! although that does sound good, I like chew in my food. And that dinner looks AMAZING.

    Umm… I guess I’m not adventurous cuz I haven’t tried anything new this week. I tried a new flavor at the froyo place Red Mango, does that count? Mmm now I’m craving it…