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Beautiful Bulgur

 tabbouleh 001  I am exceptionally fond of whole grains.  Their full-bodied nutty flavor and complex texture squelch hunger pangs with notable efficiency, and they are a great source of dietary fiber, important B vitamins, (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate), and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).  I do now ask myself how I ever ate that gummy white fluff that was so popular in the fifties and sixties, and why the national burger chains seem so committed to offering only those airy white buns when they have shown enlightenment in other menu areas.

When I got a craving for something substantial yet cool and light the other day, I settled on a lunch of Pan-Glazed Salmon Fillet, Tabbouleh Salad, and a simple finisher of a Ripe, Juicy Pear served with a small slab of room-temperature Gouda Cheese.  This meal fit my craving “to a t,” as the saying goes – that would be “t” for “tabbouleh,” I guess. (more…)

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