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A New Twist on Stuffed Peppers

A New Twist on Stuffed Peppers

A Mediterranean-Style meal; note the whole grain wheat berries, extra virgin olive oil, tangy cheeses, lack of meat, and a variety of vegetables and herbs. Best of all it tastes really, really good. For more information, see A Mediterranean Eating Style – A Few Guiding Principles. Ingredients Topping 2 cups cooked wheat berries 1 tablespoons [...]

Berry Delicious Apricots and Pistachios

Berry Delicious Apricots and Pistachios

Our house guest wants this recipe – it has a very nice texture and the flavors are a hint of India. Ingredients: 2 cups cooked wheat berries 4 cups water 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 11/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced [...]

Black Bean and Stinging Nettle Soup

Spring is the best time of the year to collect stinging nettle for eating. The tender new leaves provide a great tasting green. By the end of the summer, the stinging nettle leaves are usually large and tough. With cooler temperatures and rain in the fall, tender new leaves sprout and you can use stinging [...]

Colorful Wheat Berry Chili

Dr. Grandpa and the kids both love this spin on chili; neither of them care that this tasty dish is loaded with nutritious ingredients.

Exotic Papaya and Wheat Berries

Exotic Papaya and Wheat Berries

This recipe is done in a flash; but the flavor is worthy of guests. Ingredients: 2 cups wheat berries cooked to tender 4 – 5 cups water 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 teaspoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon ground cardamom ¼ teaspoon salt 2 – 3 cups diced papaya [...]

Fisherman’s Stew

Fisherman’s Stew

Gathering the herbs and seasonings will take a few minutes, but really this recipe can become a standard dinner. If you have fresh herbs, you can use them instead of the dry ones in this recipe. My herb garden is frozen over right now, so I used all dried herbs. One other hint is that [...]

Grilled Vegetables and Wheat Berry Salad

Grilled Vegetables and Wheat Berry Salad

Dr. Grandpa (official taste tester) said three times while eating this recipe, “This is really special.” The flavors will excite your taste buds! At this time of the year the perennial herbs in our garden are calling to get into our recipes; I feel successful in making that happen. This recipe is about as Mediterranean [...]

Hearty Lentils and Berries

Warm your tummy and tickle your taste buds with this nutritious one-dish meal. Whether you add the browned meat or not, this nutritious dinner pot provides complete protein and is packed with many vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

Herbed Feta Wheat Berry Salad

Herbed Feta Wheat Berry Salad

The following recipe will work in your ‘real life.’ You can easily do this – as in ‘whip it together.’ If you’ve cooked the wheat berries, drained them and stored them in the freezer; you’re ready to make a tasty, zingy salad filled with fiber and a jillion other nutrients. The frozen wheat berries thaw [...]

Lively Colorful Fruits, Vegetables and Wheat Berries

Liven up a winter day with this side dish; and serve with fish or chicken; or have it as a meatless main dish, as we did.