We had a busy day of errands and laundry today. Afterwards, I had some time to play in the kitchen. I made a Savory Wheatberry Salad using some of the fresh ingredients I got from the CSA and the farmer’s market. I followed Isa’s suggestion on how to cook the wheatberries on her website Post Punk Kitchen and they turned out perfectly.
I had some fresh white onions from the CSA. I sautéed some farmer’s market organic garlic in 1 tsp of olive oil and added the chopped onion.
I searched the fridge and found leftover peas and roasted red peppers. I added them to the onions with basil and thyme. I only had dried spices, but I am sure fresh would be better. Like the food network stars, I tasted as I went and I was pleasantly surprised with how well the flavors worked together.
I was making butternut squash fries for dinner so I chopped up some butternut squash, added it to the onion mixture and stirred everything into the wheatberries. I love a bright and colorful summer salad!
I am always so impressed with all of the creative salads at Whole Foods. Many of them are vegan and oil free and still taste so flavorful. So, I decided not to add any dressings or extra oil. I figure I can always add some later, maybe even with some feta. The flavors meshed well and I’m sure this salad will taste great cold or warm. I plan to have it during the week, since I will be busy packing and getting ready for our trip. The BOY and I are doing a long weekend in Door County leaving Wednesday afternoon, so there won’t be much time for cooking this week.
For dinner, the BOY grilled some beautiful pork chops. I made a salad (with tomatoes and avocado on the side for me)using fresh lettuce from the CSA and a side of butternut squash fries.
For dessert I made some cocoa krispy treats and I finally had time to try Angela’s No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (although I substituted dark chocolate for the vegan chocolate).
This weekend flew by (I guess because it was only one day). It was nice to spend some time with the BOY and get some time to play in the kitchen. And even better to enjoy all of this fresh produce! I am off to finish getting ready for this busy week ahead. Enjoy your Sunday night!