All Photos By Gail
Farro is an ancient whole wheat grain that, along with grains like Quinoa, is enjoying a rise in popularity (although it’s been around for thousands of years). Not only does Farro taste great — it’s also very good for your health; being an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Before it’s cooked, Farro looks similar to wheat berries, but afterward it looks similar to barley. It’s a small, light-brown grain with a noticeable outer layer of bran. Farro is loved for its nutty flavor and unique, chewy texture.
At Cucina & Amore: Kitchen of Love, they are giving this an old world cuisine a modern twist. Cucina & Amore’s new ready-to-eat Farro Meals leave even the busiest person with no excuse to skip lunch, because each healthy and tasty meal is fully cooked and ready to eat! The meals taste great served chilled or at room temperature, but they are packaged in microwave-safe containers if you wish to heat yours up in the office microwave. They even come with their own spoon! Preservative and GMO-free, these farro meals are packed with nutrients to keep you energized during your long day.
Farro Meals include both farro and red and white quinoa, and they available in three different flavors: Artichoke, Lemon & Roasted Garlic, Grilled Vegetables & Herbs (with a medley of eggplant, zucchini, & artichoke), and Roasted Peppers & Artichoke.
Recently, I made the Artichoke, Lemon & Roasted Garlic farro meal for a quick lunch while I was home blogging. Here’s what the farro meal looks like during easy preparation.
While the cup holding the grains is deep and roomy enough to hold the vegetables, I used a separate bowl to mix and eat from to give you a better view of the ingredients.
Here’s everything in one bowl before mixing. You can see the nice-sized pieces of artichoke and red pepper, which is marinated in a garlic, oil and lemon juice, and seasoned with salt, peeper and parsley for a fresh, light taste.
Co-workers will think you’re eating a delicious Mediterranean dish that you cooked and brought from home. Farro Meal are shelf stable to they are perfect to take on-the-go, and so quick to prepare if you only have a short lunch break. Delicious, healthy and super easy! Kitchen of Love’s new Farro Meals and other fine products are available at grocery stores nationwide. To find a store in your neighborhood visit This Link!
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