One thing that's fun about eating less meat is the way it helps you discover delicious new foods that you might otherwise have missed. I remember how excited I was when I first tried farro, a type of whole grain wheat from Italy that's becoming more popular in the U.S. Some types of farro need to be pre-soaked, but if you look in an Italian market you can find a type called "semi-perlato" that cooks quickly. When I saw this recipe for Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil on FamilyStyle Food, it sounded like a perfect Meatless Monday dish, and if you haven't had farro, I'm betting you'll like it. (Farro is not gluten-free but most recipes using it can be made with brown rice for a gluten-free version.)
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from FamilyStyle Food
Get the recipe for Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil from FamilyStyle Food.
Have you made something interesting for Meatless Monday this week? If so please share the recipe link or your recipe in the comments. You can find more Meatless Monday recipes by clicking the tag Meatless Mondays.
BlogHer Contributing Editor Kalyn Denny also blogs at Kalyn's Kitchen where she's committed to low-glycemic cooking, and at Slow Cooker From Scratch, where she features "from scratch" slow cooker recipes. Kalyn probably won't ever be a vegetarian, but she does love to make meatless dishes such as Farro with Mushrooms, Thyme, and Balsamic Vinegar.
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