Sunday, 5 March 2017

Adapting a recipe from a Trader Joe's Product. YUM

My family, friends  (and some enemies!) know that I am a fan of Trader Joe's.  In fact I have come to believe that T'J's is more or less a comestible cult. The store evokes deep devotion.

Their grain medley  (above)  is great as a side or a main dish.

Maybe it's a wee bit pricey at $3.49 for eight ounces.

I decided to make by own version -  and you can do it too.

I cooked equal amounts of wild rice, barley, and quiona.  I omitted the wheat-berries 'cause  I did not have any in my pantry.

('Tis a bit time consuming since the rice, barley and quiona have different cooking times, so  they cannot be merged before cooking),

Once I had cooked the grains I mixed them in a big bowl, cooled them in the fridge, and then added dried cranberries, slivered almonds, and the juice of two lemons.

Oh so good!  Nearly as good as the T.J's original  -  and less expensive.

I ate some for dinner tonight with (waste not, want not) some excellent stir fried vegetables and tofu which I brought home in a "doggy bag"  from P.F. Chang/'s on Friday night.

Great for a cold evening meal on a warm day.

You can do it too!

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