Fruity Three Grain Salad

For the past two weeks hubby and I have gone from eating meat and dairy almost every day to eating it once a week. Boy let me tell you it hasn’t been easy. The meat hasn’t been that difficult to give up but eggs and dairy has been a whole difficult story. I never realized how much I love eggs and milk. The good thing about giving up animal products is that we’ve started exploring all sorts of different veggies and grains.

I have a fondness for grocery store bulk bins which is one of the reasons I like Whole Foods. Aside from the cost savings, I love being able to buy only what I need. Somehow every time I go in there, I end up in the sections with the grains buying little bags of different things I want to try at some point.They sell every type of grain you can imagine many of which I’ve never tasted (or heard of for that matter). Since we aren’t eating meat, I figured it was time to start cooking some of those grains I keep buying.

This salad could be made with any combination of fruits and veggies. The tangy-sweet dressing would work with grapes, pineapple, or sweet citrus fruits. If you want to add some crunch, add a handful of walnuts or almonds. Sprinkle a little blue cheese on to add some extra tang.


  1. Anna
    March 14, 2012

    I read today that a Harvard study found that eating red meat every day can really increase your risk of disease over the long term. Check it out if you want:

    Much like you, in January I decided to cut out red meat and poultry and to greatly reduce my dairy intake (I still have eggs and cold water fish). I found that replacing milk with soy milk and almond milk helped. But you might not like the taste.They have both grown on me. Maybe they can help to ease your transition…

    • jfoster
      March 16, 2012

      We really like almond milk – soy milk, not so much. We both love red meat and chicken but we feel so much better without it. It’s amazing.


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