Sage-Sweet Pepper Ragu Farroto

My twist on risotto made with farro= farrotto. I’ll be making a lot of these farrotto bowls. I prefer farro to rice due to its firm texture, its larger grain, its ability to satiate quickly and nutritiously, and its versatility in absorbing flavors. This ragu is chunky and hearty, and goes great with the farro. It’s smokey and rich, with tomatoes and sweet peppers stewed in a generous portion of red wine and olive oil, blended with fresh sage.

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Raw Apricot Beet Cupcakes

I sit here and I write these posts about my food, knowing that I can’t convey how delicious they were in words. I try, but something different will pop out at all of us. These raw cupcakes are just so good. Dried apricots, beet juice, almonds, stacked into a raw crust and frozen. Right out of the freezer they are soft and moist, sweet, tart, and huge on flavor.

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Spinach Artichoke Cashew Dip and Spread

Need a delicious dip/pesto/spread to put on literally anything? This is it. And it’s just a few ingredients…ready in 5 minutes….half raw…lots of iron and chlorophyll rich spinach..and absolutely mouth watering. Nothing beats the flavors of artichoke and spinach combined. I served this warm with some pita chips and everyone loved it. It’s healthy, light, creamy, bursting with flavor, and simple. Spinach is such a great superfood that I think I need to talk about it here.

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