Weekly throw-together.

Just about every week I take an hour or so to put together this bowl of health, which I will use throughout the week.  Whether I put it cold on lettuce and add some dressing for a salad, heat it up alongside some chicken, or eat it cold right out of the bowl... I have found this as the easiest and fastest way to have nutritious and easily prepared lunches and dinners for a week!
Obviously I started my cooking hour with a piece of 90% cocoa dark chocolate. Yes, 90%.
And alongside my cooking station was my pal, Saveur, which I received in the mail today! Best Christmas present this year, thanks Sarah!

Next, the ingredients.
What I used this week:

-Bulgar Wheat
-Green peas
-Whole kernel corn
-Broccoli florets
-1/4 Red onion
-1 Vine tomato
-Fresh parsley
-1 clove garlic
-Olive oil
-Balsamic Vinegar
-Salt, pepper
-Lime juice

I make it very easy on myself and buy many varieties of frozen vegetables (especially when they're on sale) heat them in the microwave for a bit and add them to the salad.
Bulgar Wheat. You're probably wondering what it is. Well... it's the staple of tabouli.  Tabouli is a Mediterranean dish made with only a few ingredients. Very delicious.
The only specific guidelines I follow to cook the wheat are:
1. Pour about 1- 1/2 cups into a pot
2. Cover the wheat about an inch over with water
3. Put it on a medium flame on the stove with a cover
4. Bring to a boil
5. Watch it until the water is absorbed and bulgar is cooked and chewy
Dice the onion, parsley, and tomato.
Add the rest of the veg. Pretty Colors!
Chopped garlic, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. Add what you want. I usually add more vinegar as the week goes on.

Add the cooked bulgar, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste...then gently toss!
This small hand-made bowl was a birthday gift from Scott! Made by Gleena in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.