Farro Vegetable Risotto

Semi-pearled farro

For week 3 of January’s Super-Food Challenge with Hey Fran Hey, we’re going to introduce you to farro, also known as the new “it” grain (if the Huffington Post declares it, it must be true). Farro is a whole grain (though unfortunately not gluten-free but gluten-low) that has a hearty but chewy texture that makes it… Get the full serving >

Dirty Pesto Shrimp | “A Week’s Worth of Pesto Uses” Meal Plan

Dirty Pesto Shrimp | "A Week's Worth of Pesto" Meal Plan | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

You’ll be seeing a lot more meal plans on Cook Smarts in the near future including a newsletter launch in the fall. All subscribers to the newsletter will get a meal plan every week in their inbox that’ll be peppered with cooking know-how, tips, and suggestions. There won’t be anything fancy in the menu –… Get the full serving >

Farro + Black Beans + Corn

Black Bean, Corn, Farro | 3 Ingredients / 3 Ways | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

It’s been about four and a half months since I gave my first Cook Smarts cooking lesson. One of our biggest discoveries is regardless of how proficient the client is in the kitchen, meal planning and feeling “stuck” in a rut is pretty much a common problem across the board. It’s not a surprise. We spend… Get the full serving >

The Black Bean + Corn + Farro Chili

Black Bean, Corn, Farro Chili | 3 Ingredients / 3 Ways | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Part of our “3 Ingredients / 3 Ways” Series, featuring: BLACK BEANS + CORN + FARRO Since most of my clients are moms, I get a lot of requests for simple, healthy, and kid-friendly meals. One ingredient that just about every mom and kid can agree on is the rotisserie chicken. It’s tasty and pre-made, and… Get the full serving >

The Black Bean + Corn + Farro Salad

Black Bean, Corn, Farro Salad | 3 Ingredients / 3 Ways | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Part of our “3 Ingredients / 3 Ways” Series, featuring: BLACK BEANS + CORN + FARRO Can you smell the taste of summer yet? I sure can. Every year the heat of summer ushers in a season of cookouts, picnics, and way too many (but yet not enough) ice cream trips. As the season arrives,… Get the full serving >

The Black Bean + Corn + Farro Vegetarian Burger

Black Bean, Corn, Farro Vegetarian Burger | 3 Ingredients / 3 Ways | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

Part of our “3 Ingredients / 3 Ways” Series, featuring: BLACK BEANS + CORN + FARRO I am a carnivore, and I love a juicy, meaty burger, but I get just as excited to sink my teeth into its vegetarian cousin. They’re related but definitely exhibit very different characteristics. You can’t really expect a vegetarian burger… Get the full serving >

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