Another Trader Joes product I have fallen in love with: Spelt... I just can't get enough of the stuff it is really fantastic. High in protein and fiber spelt is a healthy alternative to rice or couscous and it just tastes so great.
The first batch I made rissoto style, mixing in vegetable broth spoon by spoon, then added some dried cranberries, broiled portabellas and asparagus, garlic and goats cheese topped off with some slices of oranges- delicious!
The second batch I made in a similar way, mixing in some olive oil and balsamic vinegar along the way. I then stuffed the spelt into some pre-baked peppers and threw them in the oven for 25 minutes, topping the dish off with a little strong cheddar. Served with a simple side salad you can see the final concoction below.