Thursday, September 13, 2007

Super Natural Cooking

I have fallen in love with this cookbook Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. It is full of beautiful photos and a million ways to cook whole grains. They are all so beautifully photographed that you can't help but want to eat better. And as my friend Tracy says, "it is designed for tomato haters". There are few, if any tomato recipes. I couldn't help myself, I had to buy one for a friend just to get the free shipping from Amazon. Go figure.

I just tried this recipe and found it healthy (so it wasn't too popular at our house) but a few friends, and my wonderful nanny found it great. I made a few changes, like I always do, so here it is.

Wheat Berry Salad

2 cups wheat berries, rinsed
6 cups water
2 tsp fine grain sea salt (I would use less next time)

Grated zest and juice of one orange
1 Tbsp of lemon juice
1 Tbsp minced shallot
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil ( I split it up and put half flax seed oil)
fine grain sea salt and pepper
3 large handfuls of spinach
1 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 crumbled feta cheese

Combine wheat berries and salt and water in a large pan and cook for over an hour (you must taste them to determine if they are finished) I cooked them in a rice cooker so I could forget about them. Drain and season with salt if desired

combine the orange juice, zest and lemon juice, shallot and oils, salt and pepper

Toss the hot wheat berries with the spinach, pine nuts, and dressing. Top with feta

1 comment:

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