Blueberry Bulgur Salad

Blueberries and other berries are a staple of our Pacific Northwest.  When paired with other fresh, wholesome ingredients, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that.  Bulgur is a whole grain and as such has a lower glycemic index so it makes you feel good as well as providing important minerals and nutrients including…

Cumin Scented Bulgur Pilaf

This is a cumin scented pilaf made with the coarse grain bulgur, golden raisins and toasted pine nuts. It makes a great accompaniment to Turkish kebabs or other grilled meat.  Coarse grain bulgur is not the same animal as cracked wheat, I don’t care what anybody tells you.  Wheat berries are more similar and make…

Almost Bulgur Pilaf

      I suppose you may have heard about this whole-grain craze.  Everyone seems to be going nuts for quinoa especially.  It’s okay, but I have developed a tremendous love of bulgur.  It is higher in protein and other essential nutrients and just tastes better.  It has a lovely chewy, nutty texture that quinoa…

Bulgur Salad

Bulgur is one of those ancient grains that is coming back into style because it is healthful and versatile. This particular salad is made with cracked wheat which cooks up fast and gives the salad a nutty flavor and chewy component. I make this with a homemade red wine vinaigrette made with extra-virgin olive oil,…