I was not as successful with grains and vinaigrette month as I would have liked, but I was more successful than stir fry month. I guess that’s something.
I tried out bulgur and it was not bad. I was able to make 3 dishes using one batch.
First off was a salad for hurling. I made a kale, radish, and bulgur salad. I massaged the kale under cold water and sliced it thin.
The salad was dressed with a lemon garlic vinaigrette that I also made. I added salt, pepper and some powdered jalapeno. I am sorry to report that it was the only vinaigrette I made this month. Oh, well. At least I made one. I usually put cottage cheese on my salad, so this was just not a priority for me. Yes, cottage cheese with a little Nature’s Seasoning is an excellent salad topper.
This salad was fine. Clara and her friend didn’t like it, but Calvin ate a whole bowl. Good enough.
Now I had a lot of leftover bulgur. I made another salad.
Grilled kale, roasted jalapeno, greens mix, bulgur, and grilled shrimp. I marinated the shrimp in lemon juice, cayenne, oregano and olive oil. The grilled kale and roasted jalapeno added a nice smokey flavor. We dressed it with leftover vinaigrette. I would make something similar to this again.
There was still more leftover bulgur.
This is a warm Mexican bulgur. Roasted green pepper, roasted jalapeno, black beans, salsa, cilantro, and bulgur with cotija cheese. I thought this one was delicious. I ate what was left for lunch the next day. (And I roasted all those pepper myself, thank you very much.)
While I did not experiment with a lot of different grains, I was able to be creative with what I did use to make a variety of dishes without a recipe. This is a huge step in the right direction.
Sandwiches, here we come.