Summer Fresh Dinner

  • Menu:
  • Cold crisp green beans
  • Cold lentil & wheat kernel and vegetable mix
  • Grilled marinated organic chicken

Cold Crisp Green Beans:

  1. Blanch beans in boiling water for 1-2 mins then immediately put in a bowl of ice water to keep them crisp. Once beans are cooled drain and place them in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl mix 2-3 tablespoons of raw sesame seeds, sunflowers & pumpkin seeds – pan fry until lightly toasted. Let cool
  3. Mix 2 tablespoons each of: balsamic vinegar, tablespoons olive oil, Add 1 tablespoon each of yogurt, honey, dijon mustard & fresh lemon juice.
  4. Just before serving pour some of the dressing over beans and add a few tablespoons of seed mix.

Cold lentil & Wheat salad:

  1. Cook Wheat kernels like brown rice (1 cup grain, 2 cups water -for approximately 35-45 mins) they will be slightly crunchy.
  2. Dice 1/2 cucumber, red or orange peppers, red onion (any seasonal veggies), 1/2 cup diced feta, 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint.
  3. 1 can lentils drained.
  4. Mix 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard.
  5. Mix cooled cooked wheat kernals with lentils, veggies and dressing. (keeps in fridge for a couple of days).

Fact: Wheat Berries are a whole grain, they contain the bran, germ and endosperm, it has a concentrated amount of iron (reduce anemia), fiber (weight loss & lower blood sugar), manganese (bone cartilage and collagen).

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