Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tofu, Mushroom, and Farro Stir-fry

Farro is one of my favorite grains, although I rarely make it. It's sort of like brown rice, but it's chewier, and has a nutty, earthy flavor. Farro contains more fiber than brown rice and quinoa, and is a good source of zinc, iron, magnesium and B3.

Tofu, Mushrooms, and Farro Stir-fry


1/4 cup uncooked farro
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
1 package baby bella mushrooms
1 package light firm tofu
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos
Garlic Powder


1. Cook the farro as per package directions.

2. Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Add one teaspoon olive oil. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.

3. Add 1 package of baby bella mushrooms and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Drain the package of tofu. Crumble into the pan (I use a spatula to break it up or my hands). Add salt, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, and the nutritional yeast. Stir to combine.

4. Add the cooked farro and Bragg's Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce). Stir together to combine and serve!

Serves 2

Nutrition Info: 254 Calories, 6 grams Fat, 25 g Carbohydrates, 25 grams Protein

Sauteed Swiss Chard, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes

Ok so, I've been eating a head of swiss chard everyday for the past three days. I keep telling myself I'll split it into two portions, but it keeps coming out so good....I can't stop eating it.

This is a great hearty side dish, or snack (if you do what I did) sprinkled with some grated parmesan cheese.

Sauteed Swiss Chard, Mushrooms, and Tomatoes


1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 
1 (4-ounce) package mixed gourmet mushrooms (or whatever mushrooms you like)
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 head swiss chard, stems removed and roughly chopped


1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and add 1 teaspoon olive oil.

2. Add the onion to the pan, cook until soft (about 4 minutes). Add the mushrooms and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes start to break down.Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Add the swiss chard, cover and cook about 4 minutes or until the swiss chard is wilted. Toss well and serve!