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Farro Salad with almonds and arugula

1 cup farro 2 Tbsp White balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground coriander 4 Tbsp almonds, crushed 1/2 cup golden raisins 4 oz Arugula 1 bunch green onions, sliced 2 oz goat cheese 1. Add farro to 5 qt salted water, bring to a boil, boil 25 minutes. Drain. 2. Toast almonds and add to drained farro.…

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Farro salad with capers and beans

“Medieval Farro Salad” from A Culinary Traveler in Tuscany by Beth Elon http://www.bluebirdgrainfarms.com/medieval-farro-salad/ Overall: B This week I got curious and asked Google about “medieval Farro”. It suggested two recipes, this one (which calls itself “medieval” but offers no supporting evidence) and “Farro with 15th Century for Spelt Rice Porridge” (which looked promising until I realized that there was no…

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Farro Salad with roasted carrots and onions

Farro Salad with roasted carrots and onions http://madbaker.livejournal.com/800777.html?hc_location=ufi Overall: B Last week when I posted about the Farro salad with raisins and Pistacios (https://www.facebook.com/nibuca/posts/10203933873646637) Jeremy Fletcher mentioned that he had a “Farro Tabbouleh” recipe he liked and suggested I might like to try it. I will be completely honest and say that the dish I made last night was only…

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Farro Salad with raisins and pistachios

Farro Salad with raisins and pistachios http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/wheat-berry-salad-with-raisins-pistachios Overall: A- I substituted Farro for the Wheat Berries (Safeway sells Farro but not Wheat Berries so I could get them without making a special trip to the hippy store) and Parsley for Cilantro (I have _that_ gene that makes cilantro taste like soap so although I realize parsley isn’t a good substitute,…

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Farro Salad with Roasted Beets, beet greens, and Poppy Seed Dressing**

Farro Salad with Roasted Beets, beet greens, and Poppy Seed Dressing** http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/farro-salad-with-roasted-beets-watercress-poppy-seed-dressing Overall: C- The taste is good but the poppy seeds make this something I’d hesitant to take as work lunch food (poppy seeds stuck in teeth) and the sour cream makes me hesitate to have the salad sit out for long for fear of spoiling. With a whole…

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Wheat berry salad with feta

Wheat berry salad with feta http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/wheat-berry-salad-with-goat-cheese Overall: B It’s yummy and I’d make it again but Fearghus wouldn’t like it (because it has big chunky tomatoes in it). Wheat berry salad with feta (because I had no goat cheese). Also because of the tomato and cucumber this ends up being a very wet salad. The leftovers did not keep well.