THE BEST SPAGETTI TABOULI



In Genesis 1:29, God gave Adam and Eve "every seed-bearing plant all over the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit" to be their food.  Our bodies were designed for plant-based foods - that's one of the reasons I've decided to try veganism, a diet without animal products.  I'm excited to announce that for at least one week I will be vegan and will document and share my journey with you!

 I made a big bowl of tabouli on Sunday night and popped it in the refrigerator for the week to come. On Monday I topped my refrigerated tabouli on steaming spaghetti noodles.  Quite possibly the most refreshing and delicious spaghetti I have ever had, Tabolui-topped-spaghetti is a tantalising and fresh spring or summer lunch!   

I followed a delicious recipe from here

THE BEST TABOUlI 

2 cups fine bulgar
2 cups boiling water
1 bunch green onion
1 medium onion
1 bunch parsley, stems removed, chopped finely
1 bunch fresh mint leaves, chopped finely
2 large tomatoes, chopped. 
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (I used freshly squeezed lemon juice instead!)
salt and paper
dash of cayenne pepper (optional) 

    Place bulgur in a large mixing bowl. Cover with boiling water and let stand 5 to 10 minutes, then fluff grains with a wooden spoon.
  1. Add onions, parsley, mint, and tomatoes to the bulgar and mix.
Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time, mixing well.  Refrigerate and toss before serving. 


NUTRITION: Parsley is an excellent source of iron; the Vitamin C in lemon juice heightens the absorption of iron.  Olive oil is great for your skin and an excellent source of Vitamin E, A, and essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6).

What is your favourite meal? xx


4 comments

  1. Interesting idea about how we were made to eat greens. The Bible is perfect to help us even in today's living. So that rocks that you are going vegan! I might want to try that too. At least get into more greens!

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    1. Acacia19.5.15

      Yes, isn't it incredible and fascinating? Sometime around the great flood, God permitted Noah and his family to eat animals... so I don't hold anything against those who eat meat, but I simply found it so interesting that our bodies were 'originally' designed for plant-based foods. Go for it girl!! You'll love it. xx

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  2. Um, YUM. I love spaghetti - any pasta, really - so I definitely want to try this!
    The photos are most Pinterest-worthy. ;)

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    1. Acacia20.5.15

      Aw, thanks Brooklyn!! So glad you like it & that you think the pictures are pinterest-worthy. :) Let me know if you try it! xx

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