Have you tried the grain, farro? This grain is minimally processed and very nutritious! One cup of farro has about 8 grams of cholesterol-lowering fiber. That’s four times as much as white rich; brown rice has only 5 grams. It also has 7 grams of protein per 1/4 cup dry farro, so it’s high in protein too! This Farro Fried Rice Recipe is so easy. Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables such as edamame, peas, carrots, or bell peppers. When you are purchasing farro, look for pearled or semi-pearled farro. These types will cook more quickly than whole grain farro. Serve farro for breakfast instead of or in addition to oatmeal, add it to a salad, soup, or in your Southwestern dishes such as tacos or enchiladas.
So many ask people ask me about my television work. I love to do food television, and have been fortunate enough to do so many shows in the past year. I thought I would show a glimpse of us in action from yesterdays tapings for NBC 13 “Daytime Alabama” in Birmingham, Alabama. On one of the shows I featured “kale”. Everyone loved the recipes and was so excited to learn about kale and ways to use it in quick and healthy recipes. I made an awesome Kale-Lentil Soup filled with kale, lentils, garbanzo beans , andouille sausage and farro. I also made a Kale Saute with dried cranberries, walnuts and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar that I developed for Clean Eating Magazine. It was so much fun, and I thank Brooke Smith, Wes, Nicole and Alatia for all their great work and so much fun!