Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Bulgur Flat Bread
You guys all cracked me up over those Boston Cream Pie Waffles! You are all welcome here anytime for waffles! I love playing with my keeps things exciting around here in my otherwise (good, but) boring life! The boys plowed through these and were asking for more, so I expect more versions of these coming up soon.
Speaking of breakfast, I found Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Quick Oats at the store the other day. I made them for the illustrator and discovered he is now an oatmeal snob. He prefers the Old Fashion Oats to the quick ones. Who knew? I am ok with that though, I prefer baking with the quick oats so these will not go to waste!
Wait, back to yesterday...where did Tuesday go? It seems like it went by in a flash with nothing really accomplished! Except that I made pizza yesterday for lunch! I really enjoy making pizza now. I went for so long just not having it when everyone else was eating it. Not now! I decided to crank the oven up before it got too hot here. I don't like baking during the heat of the day and we have been craving pizza lately. Besides, after Jessica's bulgur challenge, I have bulgur ideas on the brain!
I swear I could write an entire book on flat breads! I love them so much! They can go savory, sweet, topped or dipped! This one is a cross between a cracker and a flat bread. Very sturdy, crunchy, whole grain flavor and perfect for my piled high veggie, hummus and sauce craving! Have you tired hummus on your pizzas yet?  If not, you are totally missing out!
I also baked one off with nothing on it to have with some strawberries later in the day. After I ate it, I thought I should have done peanut butter and jelly on it! I have left over dough in the fridge...I am totally doing that today!

Bulgur Flat Bread

1/2 cup (80gr) bulgur wheat
1 cup water

Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.

2 TBSP flax meal mixed with 2/3 cup warm water (set aside while you get the everything else together)
2 tsp yeast
1 cup oats
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

When the bulgar is done, blend it in the food processor for a minute. Now put everything else in there and blend for a few minutes. The dough will come together, but it is coarse since it is a whole grain dough. With wet hands, form it into a ball and place in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place to rest for an hour.

To bake, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet and form into the shape you want.  I made 4 personal sizes. I baked them for 7 minutes, topped them and baked for another 15 minutes. I just baked the plain ones for 20 minutes.

So, yesterday...this will shock you...I did not eat any lettuce! It kinda freaked me out when I realized it at the end of the day. Don't worry, I will be making up for it today! Is there a food that you eat almost everyday and then feel freaked out because you didn't realize you didn't have it that day? I know that may sound crazy, but I love salads and seriously eat them everyday!

Ok, I am off to listen/watch Rent while I work on some things! I am such a musical junky! Have a great Wednesday!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 11:14 AM  
  • At June 30, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    OMG - I must try that flat bread. Yum. I need to get bulgur first though. So glad you finally got your pizza ;-) Oh, and my husband is the same about oats. men.

  • At June 30, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    The pizza looks awesome (no surprises there!)

    And I'm the same as you. People think I eat salads to "diet or be skinny". But really, I crave them. I usually have them 3 or 4 times a week for lunch!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Blogger Christina said…

    you didn't eat any lettuce, and lettuce was the only vegetable i consumed all day! haha

  • At June 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    That flatbread is so simple-- I'm definitely going to try it!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    I love flatbread! What a great recipe!

    My husband is the opposite. He prefers the sugary instant oat packets to original oats ;)

  • At June 30, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Anonymous Evan Thomas said…

    I've been wondering if I should worry about gluten free oats or not. I've just been moving away from grains in general, and I think it's helped with not bloating. So I probably was being contaminated after all

  • At June 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Blogger Stacey said…

    I love Bob's products, they are the best.

  • At June 30, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Anonymous homecookedem said…

    I am also an oatmeal snob, haha! I'll tolerate quick cooking, but I definitely enjoy the old fashion oats better. I also like Bob's Red Mill oats way better than Quaker's!!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Anonymous Karin said…

    That flat bread looks so good! I've never tired making my own but I need to give it a go.

    Salad. Ha! My colleague recently commented that I eat like a rabbit. So silly! Salads are so good and can be incredibly filling (as long as you put all the good stuff in it) ;)

  • At June 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    I need to buy bulgar ! I can't believe I haven't tried to make flat bread yet. Looks so good!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    Gluten free quick oats?! Are they expensive? I mean, am I going to have to sell a small child to afford them? Seriously, because I don't have children and if I need to sell one, I need to steal the neighbors so let me know.

  • At June 30, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Blogger Megan D said…

    I've never seen Rent! I'm not a big musical fan other than Grease, one of my favorite movies EVER. Your pizza looks so delicious.. I'm trying to decide what to have for dinner and pizza is sounding awfully tempting!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Thank you everyone for the sweet comments! I am a huge fan of flat bread and lettuce! Trust me, I fixed the problem of no lettuce today!

    Melissa, the quick oats were actually cheaper than the rolled oats! I am guessing because they are the small pieces that break off of the oats when they are rolled!

  • At June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Anonymous Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said…

    What a simple recipe! Thanks for sharing! I have never seen Rent! I want to though. Wicked and Rent both came to Austin last summer and I could only get tickets for one and I chose Wicked! It was awesome but now I am dying to see Rent! I love musicals too! What is your favorite one? I am going to go old school and say my all time favorite is either Music Man or Fiddler on the Roof! :)

  • At June 30, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Anonymous Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said…

    oooh yum, you weren't lying - this looks stellar! will most certainly be giving it a go soon.
    and i'd probably be pretty freaked out if i went a day without pb...haha. i just don't see that happening anytime soon, though ;)

  • At June 30, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Blogger Kelsey Ann said…

    flat breads truly are a gift on their own <3 and i think you make the best flat breads!!!

    bob's gf oats are fantastic! im not sure what i like more but i think quick oats since i can boil them on the stove or microwave them in a flash versus my usual 10 min waiting time...*yawn*


  • At June 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM, Blogger Averie @ Averie Cooks said…

    oh if i didnt have lettuce for a day i think i wouldnt know what to do! haha!

    i eat only veggies and tons of them but there are days i dont have chocolate. I know, crazy, huh!!! :)

  • At July 1, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said…

    Hi Sarena,

    I have just come across your blog through Blogger Secret Ingredient. I am loving your blog design, it is so inspired. I think it is safe to say that I will be a regular visitor, now I have found you.

    Also wanted to let you know that I have added your challenge to The Food Blog Diary. Would it be possible for you to link to it when you post your line-up. I will be keeping track of BSI every week, so it will be handy for people to have the link, to check up on the next challenge.

    Please do let me know if you are hosting any more challenges and I can add them to the diary.


  • At July 1, 2010 at 3:01 PM, Anonymous Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said…

    I freak out if my veggies are very limited for a day. But usually I'll make it up with carrots and hummus for a midnight snack to make myself feel a bit better.

  • At July 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Serious yum! I need to get my hands on some bulgur! I missed the BSI week but this sounds great lady!

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