Recipes for Hearty Vegan Dinners

Bulgur is one of those ancient grains that needs something to liven it up. It is more interesting, however, when you get tired of regular rice, pasta, and potatoes. Bulgur is a dried, cracked wheat, usually from durum wheat, most commonly eaten in India, Europe, and the Middle East. It's high in fiber, low in calories, and low in fat. Wine, mushrooms, and shallots build up the flavor of healthy but sometimes boring bulgur. Serve it with a side salad, some beans or that saucy "chicken" you've been eyeing.

Why settle for boring brown rice or another baked potato? Taking a couple of extra minutes to build a good flavor foundation can transform a sometimes-too-healthy-tasting grain like bulgur into a side dish that supports a saucy entrée without stealing the spotlight.... Read More