I was busy cooking up a storm last night in the kitchen.
Here’s what I accomplished:
I’ve had this bulgar sitting in my pantry for a while, so it was time to make use of it.
This was the first time I’ve cooked bulgar, and it didn’t take very long at all—15 minutes in a simmering pot of water.
I have seen people put it in their oatmeal (like here), and I’m also going to use it to make a tabouli tonight!
Cooked Wheat Berries
I have cooked wheat beries before, but they definitely take longer to cook than the bulgar —60 minutes simmering in water on the stove-top.
I have also seen people add wheat berries to their oatmeal or yogurt (as shown here).
Wheat berries have a chewy texture with a nutty flavor.
I can’t get enough of this stuff!
If anyone is really into baking bread, these are the two types of flours I used:
Gold Medal Bread Flour
King Arthur Flour – Whole Wheat
This was the first time I’ve used this brand of whole wheat flour, but I had heard great reviews on it, so I was excited to give it a try.
I also made food for our lunches today:
I love this recipe and have used it many times!! It develops a crunchy exterior and the flavors are awesome together.
I actually like Israeli couscous better than regular couscous.
I cooked this couscous in chicken broth last night, which makes it extra savory and develops a melt-in-your-mouth taste. (Craig asked is I was cooking chicken pot pie when he came home yesterday.)
Roasted sweet potatoes
I cut a sweet potato into small cubes, sprinkled cinnamon + kosher salt + ground pepper on top, and stuck them in the oven while the tofu was baking.
Several of these foods are relatively new to me, and ones I have discovered through reading blogs.
I love trying new foods and over the course of starting my blog, here are some new foods I have tried:
Dinner last night was a super quick one that came together in about 10 minutes!
It is all about the meals in a flash when Craig isn’t home, and I’m starving!
On my plate:
a grilled pita bread sandwich that contained:
sprouts + tomato slices + onions + muenster cheese + mustard
Sounds kind of odd, but it was super delicious!
What new food have you tried recently?