"This is the simplest possible kind of Vegetarian meal: Some kind of legume + Some kind of leafy vegetable + Your choice of grain. It can be kind of bland, so you've got to jazz it up. We had basil and oregano left over from making pizza and a 1 lb. sack of farro (which I've never used before), so we went Italian-ish.
Boil the farro for 12-14 minutes, drain and set aside.
Lightly saute 4 crushed and chopped cloves of garlic (Or more. We like more.) in a couple tablespoons of olive oil.
Toss in about a pound of spinach and a splash of vegetable stock.
Add one can of beans (We used pintos because we had them. I wanted cannellini, but honestly, what's the difference?) and one can of diced tomatoes, both drained.
Season with a dash or two of sherry, a dash of vinegar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes.
Cook until the spinach is wilted and everything is hot, adding a little stock if you've got to to keep things moving. When the liquid is all but absorbed, stir in a quarter cup of chopped fresh basil and a couple teaspoons of chopped fresh oregano.
Remove greens and beans from heat and combine with cooked farro.
Serve with parmesan. It's good on just about anything.
This recipe makes give-or-take 2000 lbs. of filling food."
|L&Z: Beans n' Greens, Sort of Italian Style|
Deliciousness Factor: 4 out of 5 stars. The meal is great, and has a healthy/fresh taste. It wins points in my book for being fast and user friendly. It isn't the most amazing thing we've ever made for dinner (thus, not 5 stars), but we both really liked it, and I ate the leftovers for lunch a couple of days later.
In addition to cooking dinner Thursday, Brendan bought me this lovely bouquet of roses
Do I really have to wait MONTHS to marry this guy?
<3 S, B, L&Z