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Farro: Discover a Whole New Whole Grain

Recently I cooked a whole grain that I really enjoyed, called farro. Farro, also known as the pharaoh’s wheat, originated in Egypt centuries ago and is a member of the wheat family. It is primarily grown in Italy now, and is considered a healthy alternative to wheat pasta there.

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Farro with Carmelized Vegetables

This is an all time favorite of mine.  The farro and the carmelized veggies make for such a delicious meal.  There are so many ways you can add your own twist to this recipe too. If you come up with your own delectable creation based on this recipe please share it in the comments below.  I’d love to try it!

  • I cup farro
  • 2 tbls. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbls. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small sweet onion
  • 1 tbls. Fresh thyme (or 1 ½ tsp. dried thyme)
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 1/4 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup frozen edamame
  • 1 oz. fat free feta

Rinse the farro in a colander before cooking.  You can add some salt-free chicken bouillon for flavor if desired.  Cook as directed.

Add 1 tbl. EVOO,  and heat on medium high.  Add garlic, onions, carrot into a sauté pan.  Cook for 4 minutes.  Reduce heat to low and allow the onion and carrot mixture to carmelize,  cooking for about 10 minutes.  Add the thyme, corn, and adamame.  Mix well.  Add the cooked farro, remaining 1 tbls. EVOO and balsamic vinegar and mix well.  Toss in crumbled feta and serve. 

Serves about 6 servings.

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Ancient Grains: Full of History & Nutrients

Ancient grains make a great side dishes, and meatless meals.  Ancient grains, as the title describes, have been around a long time, though some varieties are new to many Americans. 

We group them all together in our minds, though some originate from broad leaf plants such as amaranth, buckwheat and quinoa. Happy Independence Day!  Enjoy the day off, grill healthy foods, play flag-football & recharge your batteries! Continue reading

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Bacon, Tomato & Farro Salad (EatingWell)

Tomatoes arrive in early summer and they provide sweet rewards!  From cherry tomatoes to heirloom, they are versatile and provide nutrients and a taste explosion to any dish. Continue reading

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