Pesto Chicken & Quinoa Salad

This is a tasty meal that used to be on Brio Restaurant’s menu…I’ve made some adjustments – roasting the asparagus, chickpeas and tomatoes and nixing the cucumbers…I also marinate the chicken in the pesto before cooking it in a cast iron skillet. Toss it with a creamy herb dressing or any salad dressing of your choice. It can be served as a salad or in a bowl… Continue reading

Farro Salad with Roasted Veggies, Peas & Fresh Parmesan

I’m trying to start the year with a healthy bang! I saw a Farro Salad similar to this on the menu at Davios NYC and made a note to try something like it at home…I roasted the veggies to bring out their flavor and dressed the salad with a Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette that’s super yummy. A delicious addition to our Meatless Meal Menu…Here’s to a healthy and happy New Year! Continue reading

Farro, Broccoli, Apple & Walnut Salad

Farro, Broccoli, Apple & Walnut Salad

I love creating new combinations for salads…I saw a little bit of farro left in the pantry and decided that I wanted to use it…so on the menu today is a hearty Farro, Broccoli, Apple & Walnut Salad…the dressing is a Maple Walnut-Mayo combination that just pushed it over the top! The other great thing about this salad is that it gets better as it sits… Continue reading

Meatless Monday: Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion Farro

Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion Farro

MEATLESS MONDAY! Farro is one of the oldest grains. It was even found in the tombs of Egyptian kings! For years it’s been cultivated in Italy and has a lot of history (History of Farro). History or no, I really enjoy eating Farro. It has a nutty tenderness that is hearty and perfect for the Fall and Winter months. For this recipe Farro was joined with roasted butternut squash (another true favorite) and red onion, perfectly seasoned, and topped with crunchy toasted pine nuts. It can be enjoyed as a side dish or all on its own. It’s high in protein and fiber so it fills you up. If you’ve never tried Farro before, this is a great way to give it a go… Continue reading