whole grains

Farro with Butternut Squash and Shredded Brussels Sprouts

File this recipe under: the best way to become the least popular person in the lunch room. It contains brussels sprouts and fish, which are pretty much the top two stinky ingredients (though delicious!) that nobody wants reheated in the workplace microwave. It’s hearty with favorite fall ingredients and protein packed with flaked canned salmon,show me more

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Beets, Butternut Squash and Farro Casserole

This barley and vegetable casserole was one of my favorite cold weather lunches ever, so I decided to whip up a variation using some more favorite fall ingredients like butternut squash and beets. This one pot (or pan?) meal takes hardly any time to prepare and makes enough to last one person lunch for theshow me more

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Slow Cooker Cod and Butternut Squash in Coconut Milk

I knew I wanted to make a meal in the slow cooker with fish, butternut squash and coconut oil but couldn’t quite find any recipes that matched what I wanted to make. So I decided to wing it, and fortunately the slow cooker makes it hard to mess up. I usually turn the slow cookershow me more

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Barley and Vegetable Casserole

We recently celebrated the Jewish New Year at my parents’ house, where one guest brought a veggie-loaded dish that we loved. Zacky too, since there were tons of soft, bite-sized pieces of veggies for him to enjoy in a variety of colors. I forgot to ask for the recipe, but a quick google search ledshow me more

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Creamy Tomato Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms

Lately the little guy has been loving mushrooms, and I’m happy to encourage this taste for a new veggie (ok, fungus). Another favorite of his? Pasta. In an effort to curb the amount of pasta he gets and encourage other grains, I tried a quinoa brown rice pasta from Trader Joes that cooked up reallyshow me more

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Barley with Zucchini and Peaches

The other day I realized, just 15 minutes before I had to pick up Zacky, that I hadn’t cooked dinner. I always cook dinner in advance, so we can spend as much time as possible outside at the park before coming home at the very last minute before a potential hunger meltdown (both him andshow me more

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Green Veggie Stir Fry with Cod and a Simple Sauce

Following a plant-based diet, it’s never really difficult for me to meet or exceed my daily “requirement” of veggies. Typically I’m on veggie overload throughout the year with a couple servings of fruit dispersed throughout the day. However, in the summer, when we finally have amazing fresh fruit (peaches! berries! melon!), I can’t seem toshow me more

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Farro with Tofu and Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes and basil are key summer ingredients and I paired them with tofu and quick cooking farro for a quick dinner. Farro is like a chewier, plumper version of rice and I always have a bag of Trader Joe’s 10 minute quick cooking variety on hand. And, I prefer cooking it over rice latelyshow me more

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Summer Barley Salad with Corn and Chickpeas

I buy a pack of Trader Joe’s 10-minute whole grains (barley, farro or wheat berries) pretty much every week. They’re goof-proof, and offer a nice alternative to rice or quinoa. I was able to whip up this salad in the 10 minutes it took to cook the barley, and enjoy it for lunch all weekshow me more

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Breakfast Blueberry Oatmeal Cakes from Eating Well

Making breakfast in muffin tins means we have perfectly portioned food ready to go first thing in the morning for me, and something I can easily throw into my baby’s lunch bag to send him off to the nanny. I slightly modified this recipe from Eating Well so it wouldn’t contain any added sugars (Ishow me more

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