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Warm Farro with Cranberries and Herbs

Farro is an ancient grain that is over 7000 years old. It has a nutty flavor and provides a great plant-based option high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. It can be used in place of rice but is not gluten-free for those avoiding gluten. Ingredients: 1 1⁄2 c farro, rinsed Salt and Pepper 3 T organic unsalted grass-fed butter 1 onion, chopped 1⁄2 c dried cranberries 1 garlic clove minced 1⁄2 c pecans, toasted and chopped 1⁄4 c fresh Italian Parsley, chopped Directions: Rinse farro well, then drain. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add farro and 1 tsp salt. Return to boil, lower heat to simmer, and cook for 20 minutes covered until the grain is softened but nutty. Drain farro. Melt butter in...

Farro Salad with Broccoli, Goat Cheese, Cashews and Barberries

Challenge yourself to eat new foods. This recipe may introduce you to new ingredients and flavors. Farro A traditional food of the Mediterranean. It is a hearty grain with a chewy texture and rich, nutty flavor that is an excellent source of fiber and can easily be substituted for rice in soups, casseroles, or pilafs. Barberries A tart red berries of the Berberis vulgaris plant. The berries have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat digestive issues, infections, and skin conditions. They contain many beneficial compounds but most notable is berberine which is a powerful antioxidant and helps to manage conditions like diabetes, dental caries, and acne. Ingredients: 1 ½ cup cooked farro 2 stalks of broccoli cut up into small florets 3 scallions sliced thinly ¼ cup...

Garlicky Farro with Roasted Veggies

Farro is a Mediterranean grain of certain wheat species, sold dried, and prepared by cooking in water until soft. People eat it plain, and often use it as an ingredient in salads, soups, and other dishes. it was a mainstay in the diets of Ancient Romans.  We think it has a similar texture and taste to Barley and is a great food to add to your diet. The recipe we're sharing is simple, quick and heats well (so prepare for leftovers)! We like cooking it on a Sunday and adding the remaining vegetables in our fridge into the mix for an impactful and flavorful kick to this super dish! Ingredients: Farro 6 Cloves Garlic Minced 2 Tablespoons EVOO 1 cup organic Farro 3 cups water, stock or wine Salt & Pepper to taste Roasted Veggies: Leftover...

Garlicky Farro with Sauteed Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts

Warm the heart and help your joints with this dish full of anti-inflammatory goodness! Farro, barley like grain makes this dish filling enough to eat on its own or pair with a nice piece of Salmon or Chicken.     Ingredients:  1 cup of Farro, rinsed and drained 3 cups of water 3 tbsp olive oil, divided 2 cups Brussel Sprouts cut into halves 6 ounces baby Bella mushrooms, sliced 4 ounces shitake mushrooms, destemmed and sliced 6 cloves garlic 1/4 cup chopped Italian Parsley 1/4 tsp sea salt Freshly ground black pepper (to taste) Instructions: Add the rinsed Farro and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until tender stirring occasionally. Drain excess water if needed. While the Farro is cooking, add 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil...