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Wheat Berry Recipes

I am looking for some wheat berry recipes.   Specifically recipe I make as a salad and bring for lunch and can eat cold or at room temp.
I have to admit I am an omnivore ( my husband the carnivore gets nervous when he sees me on this site hee hee hee).  I am eating more vegan right now that he is away for over a week.   I am always looking for salad recipes that involve whole grain and/or beans.   That is my standard for lunch most days.

I make a wheatberry "waldorf" salad (recipe from Native Foods cookbook), using cooked wheatberries (2 c), chopped apples, chopped celery, dried fruit (in the book, she calls for cranberries...I usually use a dried fruit mix I get from Trader Joe's, containing  dried strawberries, blueberries and raisins). The dressing is:

1/4 c. vegan "mayonnaise"
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 c. maple syrup
1/4 t. salt

It's a simple dish, very lovely to look at, and very delicious. Perfect for summer!

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This sounds wonderful, Nancy! How are you? I'm taking next week off. In addition to a few major projects, I'm determined to make the Fauxstess Cupcakes.

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any cold recipe that uses short grain brown can easily sub in wheat berries, i do it all the time. here is one of my fav cold lunch rice/berry salads (spelt berries also work fine if you wanna mix it up!)

cook up your rice/wheat/spelt and allow to cool

the dressing is (adjust for your quanity, i usually wing this one!)

i sometimes toss in some cooked chickpeas or other beans, it is delish!

2-3 tb olive or canola oil (depending on what flavor you want)
2-3 tb of lemon, orange, or lime juice (again, depeding on what you like)
1 tb soy sauce

garlic, spices, fresh herbs, nuts, whatever to make your day

one of my favorites is canola, orange juice, a smig of soysauce and dried cranberries (crasins), walnuts, and chickpeas. i could eat that for weeks on end! its a flexible recipe and can be adapted depeding on your tastes.

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This sounds wonderful, Nancy! How are you? I'm taking next week off. In addition to a few major projects, I'm determined to make the Fauxstess Cupcakes.

Hi Lezly! I'm hangin' in there. I haven't been cooking much lately. I've had a crappy spring so far...first we lost my oldest dog to kidney failure, and then my father died suddenly, two weeks later. I'm still not over that. So it's been rough. Anyway, we decided we're ready for some changes. Decided to move out closer to the country, so beginning of July we're leaving Chicago behind and moving to Northwest IL.

I hope you enjoy your week off! Let me know if you make those cupcakes. I love those things.

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Thanks, for all the suggestion.  I also have some recipes that use rice a base and it would be  nice to try them with a different flavor.  :D

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Nancy, I'm so sorry for your losses. Hugs to you. I hope your move goes well.

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