I had no intentions on writing tonight, for it has been an extremely draining day. I had planned to finish a book I have been reading, but I cannot find it anywhere. I was reading before 4pm and somewhere between 4 and 6 it has disappeared. I looked in every place possible, including the pantry and the fridge. Like I said, it has been a draining day. I rode in an ambulance for the first time in my life this morning. 3 had put something in his mouth and began to gag then scream. The gagging and choking scared me, so I phoned 911 for help and prayed. They attendants were amazing and Lizzie, too, for taking 1 and 2 to her house, but it was the 5 hour wait in emergency that aged me by a couple of decades. So, since my book is missing and my baby is sleeping in the room next to me, I thought I would share a refreshing meal for a drainer day. I made this in a blur this evening, but the taste nonetheless brought life to my taste-buds. I am sure everyone, besides McDonald’s has a happy meal they can go to or make, well, this is mine. I could eat red radish tabbouleh everyday, especially this one.
Red Radish Tabbouleh and Goddess Delight Chicken Thighs
(Tabbouleh, Inspired by the Kind Diet)
8-10 Chicken Thighs
1 1/2 cups Trader Joe’s Goddess Dressing (or any marinade)
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 cup bulgur wheat
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, white and green parts minced
1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
How To Play:
Turn oven up to 350 degrees. Place chicken in a casserole dish. Pour dressing over top. Cover and cook for 45-50 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, uncover and let the chicken brown a tiny bit more for about 5-10 minutes.. While the chicken is cooking, bring 1 1/2 cups of water and the salt to a boil in a saucepan. Place the bulgur wheat and boiling salted water in a heatproof bowl. Stir once, then cover the bowl with a plate and set aside until the grain has absorbed all the water, about 20-30 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, oil, parsley, scallions, and radishes and mix well. Add more lemon juice and salt to taste.