Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

  It is summer and farmer’s market and groceries are full of fresh vegetables.  In this 90 degree temperature, I don’t think any one would enjoy standing in front of a hot stove or oven and cooking something for dinner.  Especially I don’t.  So I have been trying different salads and this came out to… Continue reading Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Grape Tomatoes

Spinach Jicama Salad with Champaign vinaigrette

I have seen this vegetable (actually it is a root/tuber) in the farmers market with n other varieties of yams and had been thinking of buying.  I first got introduced to this at the Whole Foods Market lunch buffet.  They always make a salad out of this which is so delicious.  Finally I decided to… Continue reading Spinach Jicama Salad with Champaign vinaigrette

Wheat Berries with Mixed Beans and Water Cress

Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries ½ cup cooked mixed beans such as kidney beans, Navy beans ½ cup cucumber chopped into cubes 1 large radish thinly sliced ½ cup water cress 2-3 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon cooking oil Salt and black pepper to taste Lemon juice Extra Virgin Olive oil Method:… Continue reading Wheat Berries with Mixed Beans and Water Cress

Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat berries are unprocessed wheat kernels with endosperm, bran and germ.  When cooked wheat berries have a chewy texture. For more information about wheat berries read the article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatberry Ingredients: ½ cup wheat berries 1 cup chopped English cucumber 8 grape tomatoes 1 cup loosely packed chopped baby arugula 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat… Continue reading Wheat Berry Salad