Grain Salads

Farro with Asparagus and Chickpeas


Nice weather just inspires me to eat healthy – and it feels criminal not to make dishes with asparagus since it seems to be the first thing I see every time I walk in

Roasted Cauliflower-Quinoa-Chickpea Spinach Salad with Lemon Pesto Dressing


I had never heard the term “Sprinkle” in reference to a baby shower, until my wonderful Brooklyn friend, Erin, threw me a surprise one for Matty.  It took a few seconds with the pregnancy

Lemon Chicken – Date Goat Cheese Relish – Butternut Farro


I made dinner at 8am.  I was standing around, kids were all transfixed on the TV and I realized I didn’t have anything I had to do.  And since I use cooking as a

Kale Quinoa Salad


Time to massage some kale!  I am continuing my lunch planning method of stealing my children’s easy lunch boxes ( for my salads.  Sunday afternoon I wrestled with a huge bouquet of kale –

Green Salsa Pork Tacos with Sweet Potato-Cannelini Bean Quinoa


Green Salsa Pork Tacos-Now that my sweet loves are in preschool, and we have other scheduled activities on the days we don’t have school, I am getting a slight preview of the craziness mornings

No fail fish in foil and broccoli-feta couscous


One of the most useful mommy tools I have – OnDemand TV.  I seriously can’t believe we had to wait around when we were little to watch our cartoon of choice.  At the same

Farro Chickpea Tomato Kale Salad


During the week, the main times my husband and I see each other is during the morning – when our “farmer” babies rise around dawn (up to to milk the cows and pluck the