Warm Green Bean and Farro Salad

green bean farro salad

This recipe was born out of a conglomeration of different events, which is how some of my favorite recipes happen.  You aren't planning them, but then you realize that you have an odd assortment of leftover bits and pieces in your fridge and pantry, and you start to get this feeling.  The feeling that they just might work together as a delicious taste sensation.  That's what happened here, with a side of me doing my January New Year New You thing, which means that the Southern husband and only have S meals during this month. Seafood, Soup and Salad.  This mash-up is a warm salad full of whole grains and veggies with a little zing provided by a little feta cheese and a few other things.  Good and good for you can also taste pretty dang good! Read More & Get the Recipe

Israeli Couscous with Green Beans, Feta and Pistachios


There is something about the word couscous that just makes me happy. I have no idea why. Usually when you think of couscous (which I'm sure you do all the time) you are thinking of the teeny tiny pastina-like version, and I do love that kind. But this recipe calls for Israeli couscous, which is the larger, pearl-sized version. It's a bit more substantial when you are making it with other, chunkier ingredients that tend to overwhelm the regular itsy-bitsy couscous. (Let's see how many times I can say couscous in this post, shall we?) This 15 minutes or less recipe is terrific as a side dish to grilled chicken or steak, but can also stand perfectly well on its own as a light lunch or supper. And it is healthyhealthyhealthy. And very beautiful too, with the green beans and cucumbers and the golden raisins all mixing up there with the cheese and the couscous. This is another speedy recipe adapted from EVERYDAY FOOD magazine, which I continue to get so many great ideas from. Make Read More & Get the Recipe