Wheat Salad

The Preparedness Pro lady has a great blog and I also follow her on Facebook.  Not long ago, on Facebook, she linked to an older blog post containing some wheat recipes.  I have quite a bit of wheat . . probably a lifetime supply.  Most of it is sealed in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers in five gallon buckets with gamma seal lids.  Some is in half gallon jars which were vacuum sealed.

Wheat

Most of the wheat I have was purchased in 2008.

Wheat

It was good as new!

Following Preparedness Pro’s instructions, I cooked the wheat in the pressure cooker.  Worked like a charm!

Cooking Wheat

I followed her recipe pretty much exactly except I made the following changes:

  • Add 1 cup pumpkin seeds and toasted them with the almonds, sesame seeds and noodles.
  • For the dressing, I used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.

Not a change to her recipe but I used leftover smoked chicken.

Wheat Berry Salad

I made one batch for lunch yesterday and it was good, I shared some with the neighbor and made a second batch to have in the fridge for later this week.

Comments

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    Helen Koenig1 says:

    Looks good!
    I’ve prepared wheat by bringing water to boil then pouring into a wide-mouth (soup) thermos where I have some wheat, sealing tight and leaving overnight. Have added salad dressing over it all in the morning to let it marinate but didn’t think about adding smoked chicken – don’t know why I didn’t though – esp. since I usually go through my refrig and add any other leftover veggies to it I come across (a dab of broccoli (cooked or raw), cauliflower,, some chopped up onion, pepper, any raw tomato I come across and then stroll through my spices to see what would “look good” matched with the veggie flavors!
    OR I leave plain (umm – maybe add a dab of cinnamon), add some brown sugar – or pieces of date or pineapple, raisins, maybe nuts or not, and some milk.
    OR even take this (with the fruits added) and cook down a bit more, whisking in a beaten egg and a bit of cream to make a sort of “rice” pudding type of thing.

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    If you haven’t been eating it frequently, introduce wheat berries slowly into the diet. =)