I first have to send out a big thank you over to Dan at www.hurdlestohappiness.wordpress.com for this presenting me the Illuminating Blogger Award. It is always such an honor to be recognized by my fellow bloggers!
The rules of the Illuminating Blogger Award are as follows:
- The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom. (This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
- The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
- The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) in their blog post.
- Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
- Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Many people indicate that they wish they could nominate more so please feel free to nominate all your favorites.
Here are my nominees:
Now for the wonderful recipe I want to share with you today. This is one that my sister shared with me and it is so yummy and healthy! I love the nuttiness of the bulgur and the sweetness of the pears. It is such wonderful flavor combinations. Topped off with vanilla yogurt makes this a perfect little breakfast!
I made this dish stovetop but my sister made it in the crockpot which got rave reviews. If, unlike me, you can plan ahead a little and get this dish ready the night before, I’m sure it is even more delicious in the crockpot.
I do hope you enjoy my friends!
BREAKFAST BULGUR WITH PEARS (4 servings)
1 large pear, diced
1 cup fruit nectar (I used apple juice)
1 cup water
1 cup uncooked bulgur
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
4 oz (or 1/2 cup) lowfat vanilla yogurt
Place all ingredients (minus pear and yogurt) in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the diced pears. Mix and cover pan. Reduce heat to a very low flame and simmer until liquid is absorbed and bulgur is tender. About 12-15 minutes. Serve in a bowl and top with yogurt.