Friday, January 20, 2017

Kale and Farro Stew

Missy Tippens

I tried a new recipe a couple of weeks ago that I saw in a demo at the grocery store. Publix has a booth where they make recipes and let you taste them. They provide the recipe on a card and have all the ingredients you need nearby in one place so that it makes grabbing dinner items easy!

Click here for the original recipe. The only thing I did differently was use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Just about the whole family had been sick with a cold, so I wanted to use the chicken broth since I long ago heard that it can help with congestion.

I won't share the whole recipe since you can click the link above and see it. But I thought I'd share the photos I took while making it.

Here are all the ingredients and the handy-dandy recipe card. I have a notebook I put them in.

Here are the chopped "trinity" of celery, carrots and onion. I cooked them in oil for the 3 minutes and then added the garlic so it wouldn't burn.

Then sautéing in oil.

Then you add in the broth, tomatoes, faro and spices. Simmer.

And next, stir in the kale (I actually used a bag of baby kale, chard and spinach) and beans. 

At the end, you brighten it up with lemon juice and zest and parsley. It never stated how much lemon juice, so I juiced the whole lemon. It was too much. (Can you say pucker up?!) I'd say only do half (or less).

Look how beautiful it looks! So colorful and healthy looking.

Then you sprinkle on feta cheese, which adds a nice bite and creaminess to it.

Ta-da! A hearty, tasty meal.


  1. This looks great, Missy. I think I have most of the ingredients too. We're got a rainy weekend ahead, so I may just give it a try.

    I hope you're all feeling better now.

    1. I am finally well! I felt much better this week. This had hung on since I got sick on Christmas day. A terrible cold (plus a relapse).

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    1. It is good! I loved it, but I have to admit the rest of my family wasn't as thrilled with it as I was. LOL

    2. LOL. That would be my house. Well, I have two kids who will eat everything. The rest would opt for cereal.

  3. I agree -- looks yummy and healthy. Neat that they have that kind of display at your grocery store. Clever marketing for sure but helpful too. We might have a taste testing display -- about the size of a lemonade stand -- occasionally, but nothing that elaborate. It's a neat idea.

    1. Kav, it really is great. You can get a taste of it while they make it in front of you (so the recipes are all simple). Then if you like it, grab the recipe card and all the ingredients right there. Great promo!

  4. We had a grocery store once that provided recipes like that...but right now I can't remember which store or where it was. (One of the downsides of moving too much!)

    This looks delicious, though. And I just happen to have all the ingredients. I'll have to put it on the menu this weekend!

    And I'm right there in the sickroom with you. I have a cold that has been hanging on WAY too long, with a relapse or two thrown in for good measure. It really cuts down on the productivity, doesn't it?

    I think I'll go heat up a cup of chicken broth....

    1. Jan, I hope you feel better soon. It really does drag you down to be sick for so long. And it was terrible timing over the holiday, and then the relapse hitting while I was traveling to my parents' house (and scared I would get them sick!).