This was extremely easy to prepare before work. The house smelled wonderful. I omitted all of the spices and used garlic and ginger instead (only a tablespoon of each). Loved the wheat berries. This is my first wheat berry dish and I plan to use them more often. They were cooked perfect. Not too mushy and not too hard. I had to substitute snow peas for the green beans, but it worked out good. Also substituted crushed tomatoes for the diced tomatoes and beef stock. Delish. WIll make again.