Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

A Plate Full of Veggies: Thyme-Tomato and Zucchini Bulgur

| April/May 2011

  • Photography by Povy Kendal Atchison; Food Styling by Pieter Dijkstra

Bulgur is a processed grain made from wheat berries that have been steamed, dried and crushed. It cooks very quickly because of the processing. Tabbouleh is a well-known Middle Eastern dish that is made with bulgur, fresh chopped herbs and tomatoes. SERVES 4 to 6

• 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 zucchini, chopped
• 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes with juice, chopped
• 1 cup vegetable stock or water
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
• 1 teaspoon Asian Five-Spice Seasoning
• 2⁄3 cup medium-textured bulgur
• Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until slightly softened. Add zucchini and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes with juice and stock and bring to a boil.

2. Stir in oregano, thyme, Asian Five-Spice Seasoning and bulgur. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until bulgur is tender and all or most of the liquid has been absorbed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Author of 12 cookbooks including her latest, Everyday Flexitarian (Whitecap Books, 2011), Pat Crocker is a culinary herbalist and green cook.

Click here for the main article, A Plate Full Of Veggies.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me