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2/8/07 8:12 P

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Thanks! I'm going to try it as soon as I get my hands on some bulgur. It looks delicious.

 
TINABINABOBINA Posts: 24
2/8/07 7:40 P

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Tabbouleh Recipe

First make the dressing and set aside.

Dressing
3/4 cup fine Bulgur
1-2 Tbsp. Dried Mint (you can substitute a couple sprigs of chopped fresh mint)
2 Lemons juiced
2-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (you can skip the oil or decrease the amount, but it might be on the drier side)
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Plenty of salt
Mix everything in a bowl and let the bulgur absorb all the ingredients, at this point if you taste it the flavor should be intense, if it isn't add more lemon and salt. Because once it gets added to the veggies it will mellow out. The consistency should be like wet beach sand.


Salad

2 Bundles of curly parsley (chopped fine)
1 Bunch of green onions about 6 (chopped fine)
1 large or 2 small tomatoes (small diced)
1 red bell pepper (small diced)
Cucumber (peeled and diced) English or persian cucumbers recommended, if you can't find these you can use a regular cucumber and scrape the seeds out. About 1 cup small chopped.

They beauty of this salad is the fine chop of the fresh ingredients, I wouldn't recommend using a food processor. By the time you are finished with all the chopping, your dressing will be ready to mix in, mix well with your hands to ensure the bulgur is working in throughout the salad. Serve with warm pita bread. Enjoy!

Edited by: TINABINABOBINA at: 2/8/2007 (19:43)
 
SLEEPINGBEAUTY's Photo SLEEPINGBEAUTY Posts: 80
2/8/07 2:58 P

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Oh, yes please, Tina. I'd love an authentic recipe for tabbouleh...

 
TINABINABOBINA Posts: 24
2/7/07 12:26 P

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Your welcome sleeping-beauty. Depends on the area you live in, more and more grocery stores are starting to carry it. Do a search and see if you have any middle eastern/Indian market in your area. Most of these types of stores, have allot of new things to try, fresh vegetables and very good prices. The other place you can find it is in a health food store such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Henry's. Hope that helps. Let me know if you would like a authentic Tabbouleh recipe.

Tina

 
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2/7/07 10:48 A

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My local Albertson's carrys it.

 
SLEEPINGBEAUTY's Photo SLEEPINGBEAUTY Posts: 80
2/7/07 2:32 A

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Thanks for the info on bulgur wheat, Tinabinabobina. I looked for bulgur in my local Safeway today, hoping to make a Tabbouleh salad, but they didn't carry it. Any suggestions on where one can find bulgur?

 
TINABINABOBINA Posts: 24
2/6/07 11:51 P

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I am Armenian and we use allot of wheat. My personal favorite are wheat berries. You can buy whole wheat berries, soak them in water over night, and then boil them until chewy tender. You can eat this 2 ways. You can put sugar/splenda, cinnamon, shredded coconut, walnuts, raisins and enjoy it for breakfast, snack or even dessert. I don't personally like it the savory way, but you can put salt, red pepper flakes, cumin. The texture is firm and chewy, it is very satisfying and filling.

A nutritional substitute for rice is Bulgur Wheat, which is cracked wheat. There are different grades. Fine bulgur #1 is used for things like Tabbouleh (middle eastern parsley salad), grade 3 course and grade 4 extra course are great for pilaf. You cook it the same way as rice (1 cup wheat to 2 cups water) wash it, fry/saute in a little oil, add salt or bouillon cube, once it comes to a boil, you let it simmer on low till all the water has been absorbed. Fork fluff and enjoy.

Here is a link.... http://www.sunnylandmills.com/aboutbulgur.
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2/6/07 5:27 P

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Thanks. Thats helpful!!!

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2/6/07 4:04 P

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The nutritional info I have for it is when it's made with white flour, but it should give you an idea.

12 servings per loaf
Calories: 230
Total Fat: 8.9g
Cholesterol: 56mg
Sodium: 246mg
Total Carbs: 35.1g
Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
Protein: 3.7g

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Sounds goo. I have some ripe bananas so I will try it.

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2/6/07 10:56 A

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I make whole wheat (cracked wheat) instead of rice or quinoa. More or less you make it the same way only a bit more water and cook longer. It is Yummy(sweet)
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ROXSTAR1 Posts: 559
2/6/07 7:40 A

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WOW!
hat sounds like my kind of recipe!!!!
What are the nutritional facts? Just wondering how I would add that in my tracker!

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2/5/07 10:21 P

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yes, that is exactly what i had in mind. it sounds very yummy. i love breads so if i put wheat in it, then it isn't as bad right :)

thanks!

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2/5/07 8:24 P

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Sounds yummy! I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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2/5/07 8:13 P

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I love my whole wheat banana bread. It's great for my sweet tooth, but very filling.

Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Hope that's along the lines of what you're looking for! And good luck with your weight loss!


 
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2/5/07 8:03 P

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hello friends, i'm new to this web site. i love it! it is so fun. anyway, i'm looking for yummy recipes for wheat anything. hope to hear from you soon

 
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