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For Mother’s Day this year, the family got together for a potluck at my parents house. In honour of my mom’s ‘health-nut’ ways, I made this super colourful dish consisting of vegetables and farro. Seriously, what would I do without Trader Joe’s. 10-Minute Farro was a life saver. Recipe Below!Untitled3B6A1050IMG_2047IMG_2049 MothersDay1LemonIMG_2059IMG_2028 Mothers Day Fail3B6A1053IMG_2106IMG_2112IMG_2132

alice wears:
back cutout hi-lo dress | shop sosie (similar here)
studded heel sandals | zara (similar here)
floral statement necklace | dillard’s c/o momma
momma wears | leopard cropped pants + banana republic cardigan + jeweled sandals

Despite the incessant occasional nagging,  my mom is one of the most fabulous people I know. She was slightly upset I didn’t give her prior warning about the blog feature (she says she would have dressed up), but how cute is she already with the leopard print pants and blinged out heels? In order to one day inherit the majority (read: all) of her closet, I try to ignore the micro-managing as much as possible. She even sizes up if she knows it’ll be a classic piece I might even want eventually. That act alone is worth tolerance of the nagging. Even better, we share the same shoe size (so HELLO – shoes, bags, jewelry!). Here’s the recipe I prepared for our Mother’s Day potluck this year.

Farro & Vegetable Recipe:
1 c. 10-minute farro
2 c. chicken stock, 1 can + add water to make it 2 cups exactly
3 bell peppers, one in each colour, diced
2 handfuls cherry tomatoes, halved
3 persian cucumbers diced
1/4 red onion diced
1/2 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1oz parmesan reggiano, grated (feta is a also a great substitute)
salt & pepper to taste

1. Add farro to pan with chicken stock. Bring to boil. Simmer according to package. (Should be anywhere from 15-20 minutes for all the water to cook out).
2. Chop all veggies while farro is cooking.
3. Add salt and pepper to vegetables.
4. When farro has cooked completely – mix in with vegetables. Toss with parsley.
5. Squeeze lemon juice and add salt/pepper (if wanted).
6. Toss a little more.
7. Sprinkle parmesan cheese (or feta)
8. Serve chilled.

Note: Vegetables can be substituted. Proteins welcome.