Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a beautiful sun filled weekend in California. Spent all of Saturday in LA. Santee Alley, Ocha Thai Restaurant (if you are ever in town this hole in the wall place is a must, expect a line on the weekends) Venice, 3rd Street Promenade, Crepes at Cafe Crepe and Lush! Saturday was fun-filled and busy. Sunday service was amazing we had an 86-year-old speaker; his words were so powerful and witnessing the power of God in this man’s life was a blessing. His daughter might be speaking at our annual women’s retreat and I am definitely looking forward to it. She a dynamic and full of energy.
Ever eaten bulgur wheat? This Middle Eastern staple sounds more exotic than it is; bulgur is what’s left after wheat kernels have been steamed, dried, and crushed. Bulgur is an inexpensive source of protein, high in fiber, and packed with nutrients. Not only does it have a delicious chewy texture, nutty flavor, and a high nutritional content, but it cooks in just 15 minutes! My husband and I buy our bulgur in bulk at our local health store Clark’s. We are fancy I know!
I usually have bulgur in the morning as a breakfast staple. I prepare it the same way I do oatmeal. I came across when visiting the Loma Linda Market. They were sampling Cajun quinoa. I figured I’d have bulgur instead. The bulgur was the perfect complement to the sweet corn and black beans . The combination of flavors was perfect.
I loved this combination, it was easy to put together and full of flavor. It would be easy to get creative with the bulgur base and add your own favorite veggies, herbs, and seasonings! I say that whatever is in your farmers market would make a great addition to bulgur. Have fun with it! Bulgur is available at most grocery stores, especially in the bulk foods section.
P.S. “Adore yourself and everyone else while eating great food that makes you feel enlightened”
Cajun Bulgur Wheat
- 1 1/2 cups bulgur wheat
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can of sweet corn unless you have fresh corn on hand
- 1 chopped garlic clove
- 1/2 fresh tomatoes ( I had cherry tomatoes)
- 1/2 avocado diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tbsp of cumin
- 1/2 tbsp of cayenne pepper
- Fresh ground pepper
- Sea Salt