Broccolini Farro Salad

Can we have this every night? It’s that good! As with many of my favorite recipes, this one originated at Smitten Kitchen. I rarely tweak anything from that site — Deb Perelman is just that brilliant — but here I opted for broccolini rather than broccoli. It’s a bit sweeter, and the stems are more tender. Otherwise, it’s…

Herbed Wild Rice With Carrots & Kale

Pretty, isn’t it? And it’s really delicious, too! Now, I know kale has something of a reputation. Some people assume that anything that sounds healthy is going to taste like cardboard. Nope! Not here, anyway. This is a great intro-to-kale dish. You don’t even have to tell anyone that’s what the green stuff is, it’ll be…

Parsley-Lemon Japonica Rice

This gorgeous rice deserves far more attention than it gets. It cooks up to a beautiful mahogany color, and has a flavor all its own.  Ingredients: ½ cup black japonica rice 1 cup water ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper juice of ½ lemon ¼ cup coarsely chopped parsley 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil Preparation: 1.) Bring the water to a…

Warm September Farro Salad

Don’t you just love September? Here in Upstate NY, the garden bursts with beautiful tomatoes, beans, herbs, and more, and the local orchards have early apples. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day on the first day of Fall when I made this hearty salad. What fun to combine everything September in a bowl! It’s pretty warm…

Grilled Moroccan Style Pork Tenderloin With Warm Bulgur-Vegetable Salad

Wow, is this ever tasty! A great example of how healthy food definitely does NOT need to be boring or taste like sawdust. And you get a pretty big plate of food for under 600 calories! High fiber, low fat; if you’re watching your sodium, you could easily decrease the salt. Once you’ve done a little chopping,…

Bulgur With Tomato & Avocado

Quick-cooking bulgur makes a great salad when combined with fresh vegetables, a light vinaigrette, and feta. You can serve it warm, or make ahead & refrigerate until meal time. If you do the latter, wait until the last minute to add the avocado and feta. You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe at the bottom…

Smoky Grilled Rosemary-Balsamic Chicken With Green Beans & Kamut 

  Sublime! The smoky flavors of the plank & cheese meld perfectly with the rosemary and balsamic. It does require a little advance prep, but it’s so worth it! Ten to fifteen minutes to whip up the marinade in the morning, and an hour to cook the kamut before dinner. While it’s cooking, there’s plenty…

Spelt-Butterbean Salad

I came up with this as an accompaniment to Spicy Ginger Miso Chicken Thighs. Whole grains go with almost anything, and I had some ginger left over from the chicken recipe. Then I threw in a bunch of veggies I had in the fridge that I needed to use up; the result was quite tasty! It’s quite hearty, too, and…