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Mango Ginger Wheat Berry Salad

It’s hard to remember that fall is here and that winter is on its way when you’re in Southern California. I decided to do a blend of a nice hardy grain and some light flavours for a mix of summer meets winter – affectionately known as fall. I’ve decided recently that I really should be incorporating more variety into my diet when it comes to legumes, grains and nuts. I think we all get into cooking ruts and we find ourselves consistently reaching for our favourite staples, mine being quinoa and almonds. So it’s time to give the other terrific food that we have access to a little love. So this is my hug to wheat berries.

The recipes for wheat berries are endless and all a person needs is a little imagination. One of my favourite ways to eat wheat berries is with a nice vegetarian chili on top. Also next time you think maybe you’d like to make wild rice (if this tends to be a go to food) try it with wheat berries instead, as they take  less time to cook. Also, try using it in a pilaf or a soup instead of barley. I like wheat berries because they have a little nuttiness to them, more in texture than in taste. They have a little bit of a back bone to them, unlike quinoa, barley or bulgur. The texture is a nice surprise. I feel like like there’s a little drummer playing beats in my mouth. Let me know what’s your favourite way to eat wheat berries.

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By on October 11, 2010 in Blog, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Berry

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