Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cracked Wheat
Here's a new twist to an old favourite.
Most of us are used to having wheat in a processed form via:
bread; yum
pasta; double yum
desserts; yummers!
Need I say more?
As you are aware everywhere you turn the media, Doctors (OZ), books, newspapers
are trying to convey the need for more fiber in our diets.
Unfortunately the processed way generally is quite refined and has much of the fiber removed.
This recipe uses the whole grain but it is cracked making it faster to use & cook.
This cracked grain is soaked and has no cooking involved!
It is great for a side dish, can be made ahead of time and you could easily eat this for lunch and because it is a whole grain and full of fiber and natural protein, it will keep you full for hours!
1 cup cracked bulgar wheat
1/2-1 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 1/2 oz EVOO
1/2 oz red wine vinegar
1 green onion, ends removed, chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled, finely chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Soak the wheat in 2 cup water for 1hr.
Drain the wheat of an excess water, add the remaining ingredients. Toss to combine.
Can be stored for up to 3 days
Enjoy with love!

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