…to make the things we love!
It only took one bite of farro to create a serious love connection. So why have I not made farro since March? GOOD QUESTION! Probably the same reason I hadn’t made pesto until this week…no good reason at all!
I once again made the Greek Farro Salad I love, but instead of purchasing bell peppers, I substituted in a TON of home grown cherry and heirloom tomatoes from my garden…
1 1/2 cups farro (dry), cooked
1 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and diced
1 red bell pepper, large-diced
1 yellow bell pepper, large-diced
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, sliced in half-rounds
1/2 pound 6 ounces feta cheese, 1/2-inch diced (not crumbled)
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
For the vinaigrette:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup 1/3 cup olive oil
Place the cooked farro, cucumber, peppers, tomatoes and red onion in a large bowl.
For the vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Still whisking, slowly add the olive oil to make an emulsion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Add the feta and olives and toss lightly. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature. Serves 12 (3/4 cup per serving)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 243 calories; 15.4 g. fat; 505 mg. sodium; 20.9 g. carbohydrate; 2.4 g. fiber; 6.5 g. protein
Result: Just as amazing as I recall 🙂
30 days in….hmmmm.
I have run 16 out of 30 days which is less than 4x a week. Ooops. I am not going to meet my goal at this rate….gotta step it up! I have, however, run an average mileage of 2.93 per run with only ONE run being 1 mile (+ a hockey game). If you remove the loner 1-miler, my average run is 3.06 miles. I exercised a total of 20 times, however — 15 runs, 1 run + hockey, and 4 days of 1-2 hockey games each. I just can’t seem to push through 2 games of hockey and THEN run. My longest run has been 5 miles this month.
Bring it on, July!
And do you know what tomorrow is?
The day before my birthday…yes. But, no! …Half-way to New Years! How are YOU doing on your New Years Resolutions for 2010? You didn’t forget about those, did you? 😉 Status update on my progress tomorrow!
Question: What’s your favorite form of exercise at the moment? And your favorite grain?
I leave you with some cuteness:
Happy Hump Day!