Grains + veggies

Sometimes I make meals up on accident.  I’ll start out with a recipe in mind [like this one from Eat Live Run], and end up with something completely different.

My first recipe changer was at the Whole Foods bulk bin when I decided I hadn’t had farro in a while and decided for that instead of quinoa.  They’re both good, but I ultimately enjoy farro more.  It has the same nutty flavor as quinoa but is more chewy.  I dig it.

I also decided I hadn’t had goat cheese in a while and would be a totally awesome substitute for mozzarella and completely omitted bread crumbs so I didn’t have to buy them.  Then, I just got lazy and didn’t pre-cook any of the vegetables.  I usually never do. Once they’ve been in the oven for 30 minutes they’re plenty tender- trust me.  [this also applies to lasagnas- they’re already tedious enough, no need to sauté the veggies and then bake them for an hour].

I threw on some garlic chili sauce as a condiment [basically the same as sriracha sauce] and it was perfection.  Feel free to add in any specific vegetables of choice or whatever you have on hand- the recipe is really versatile….obviously.

Here’s a song to start your week off strong:

Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound”