Easy Wheatberries

It had been awhile since I made wheatberries and completely forgot how to do it, because, you know, I’m such a whiz when it comes to cooking… not.  So I turned to the internet for advice.  A simple recipe… that’s all I wanted.  Water-to-wheatberry ratio!  Length of boiling time!  Is that too much to ask?  Apparently.

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After searching and sorting through tons of worthless articles about how to boil wheatberries and getting incredibly frustrated in the process, I decided an easy recipe needed to be posted. No rubbish about how wonderful they are for you… just a simple wheatberry recipe.  Here ya go:

3 cups of water to 1 cup of wheatberries.  Boil water, add wheatberries and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour.  Eat them however your little heart desires.

Just so happens we eat them on our salad, which is what our dinner was tonight.  You know… New Year, running, upcoming races… no time like the present to get back to healthy. The holidays are over after all and it’s time to re-focus.  However, when I was preparing said salad, and because I’m such a rockstar in the kitchen, I forgot to peel the cucumber before I cut it up. The skin was too bitter to eat, so I took each piece of cucumber out of the salad and peeled them individually.  It’s been a banner night.

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That being said, at least we’re warming up now.  For the past few weeks, we’ve been under a sheet of ice and sometimes snow, getting down to 15 degrees F (-9C).  Today was actually the first day I’ve felt warm in a long time.  The house wouldn’t even heat properly during our cold spell.  I was making those pre-made, drop-dough cookies just so I could turn the oven on for extra warmth!

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Our turkey vulture at work had to have 2 heat lamps hanging for her.

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The trail… yeah, not happening…

But I know one person that the snow didn’t stop!  Such dedication!

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As for the first race of the year… it will be April 9th, The Seahawks 12K Run.  Cannot wait to have that hot little bling in my hands!!  After that, it’s Reno baby!  The Downtown River Run on April 30th!  Half marathon for me and the full for James!

And, so… the adventure continues…

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Happy Trails!

42 thoughts on “Easy Wheatberries

  1. Janet wilson

    Your back!!! Missed you. Its very cold here this morning, garden covered in frost. Just put casserole in oven to slow cook, comfort food but no scones!! Boring I know but time as you say to get fit. Alan has a 10 mile race Sunday me I’m tagging along to watch. Stay warm. Jx

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      James told me you got snow recently! But then, that’s what those casseroles are for, comfort and warmth, lol! Tell Alan to have a great race! You stay warm out there too!! Sounds like it might be cold! 😀

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  2. runningtotravel

    I’m so over winter right now it’s not even funny. I don’t know what I was thinking when I signed up for a February half, maybe that it would magically be warm outside on weekends when I have to do my long runs. Guess I can dream.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hahahaha, I feel your pain! We did Maui last January and had to train through the holidays and the cold. I said never again. At least my runs are short right now where it’s not too painful to be on the ‘mill! 😀

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hahahaha, I’m gonna try!! 😀
      I think wheatberries are kind of similar to bulgur, but wheatberries are the least processed of any kind of wheat. They’re wheat kernels that have been stripped of their outermost layer only, leaving the inside goodness intact. I haven’t tried it, but you can warm them up, put milk over them, and eat them like cereal. I do know a small amount is incredibly filling! 😀

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      1. Lady G

        Ahhh!
        Amazing what you learn when you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle… as you guys are 🙂
        I don’t think I want any….LOL!!!!
        I’ll let you tell me all about them 😂

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  3. Susan Leighton

    So you are back in training! James is dedicated. I remember running in the white fluffy stuff. Now hiking would be dicey since I do have a penchant for breaking my but in slippery conditions. I imagine you are using the treadmill until it warms up. Glad to hear from you, Paula! Good luck with your cooking adventures, lol.

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  4. lynne hoareau

    Hahahaha thanks for making my day with a good chuckle. Well I am such a whizz in the kitchen, I had to google ‘wheatberries’ !!!
    I seldom peel cucumber, probably due to laziness, trust me, you are a lot kinder than I am, there is no way I would ‘lovingly’ be taking the cucumber out of the salad to cut the skin off (LOL)
    Have a great day 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Lol, thanks Lynne! 😀
      I actually tried one of the cucumbers with the skin on as I wasn’t too keen on peeling it after the fact either, but nah, that wasn’t going to work, not with this one, lol! Glad I could make you smile, :D! You have a great day too!!

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  5. breidengale

    So happy to see you on here again!! we are still being hit with ice and snow. the icy roads are the worst!! I signed up for two races so far….haven’t even hit the treadmill or road once yet. :/ wheat berries….hmm

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  6. The Happy Healthy Kiwi

    James is crazy! Lol I’d like to say that in your absence of heat that we’ve been having too much of it but that would be a lie. To be fair we’ve had a lot of hot days, some hotter than usual when all you wanna do is lie in a pool all day and come out looking like a prune, but they’ve all been really windy and there have been some rainy cold days too. Summer cannot be fully installed in our country! Also, I’ve never heard of wheatberries. I’d do some googling but it sounds like that will just be a mess! Hope you guys are well 😦

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Yeah, he is definitely out of his mind, lol! It’s nice that you have cool days during your summer to give you some relief from the hot! I’m hoping that our summer is mild as we’ve had such a cold winter, but I won’t hold my breath, 😀

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