Have you ever been on the fence?

While dealing with the mundane of life, I’ve contemplated a few things in my life.

Being honest, I wasn’t going to post anything. I wanted to take time off to examine my photography, key in on the high points as well as the ugly. The goal is for a brighter future; to post work that I am always happy with, work that brings joy to my heart. I want to bring to you healthier choices that don’t overlook taste and visual appeal, all while being simple to make. With the body being a temple, I will always keep that in mind as an alternative while selecting food to share with you.

I was asked to cater a light brunch for church on Sunday. Keeping my new goals in mind, I went with this healthier alternative along with two other salads. Usually the church folks eat a lot of southern food so I wanted to venture off and do something different, keeping their tastes in mind while keeping my promise. Since they loved it, I decided to share it with you guys. Trust me, if I didn’t like it, it wouldn’t have hit the blog.

Let’s take a look tigerssssss….

Ingredients for Farro and Red Lentil Salad

2 tablespoons of Organic Vegetable oil – I used sesame oil
2 packages of Farro – 16 oz.
2 cups of grape tomatoes (sliced)
32 oz – veggie stock combined with 8oz of water
1 large cucumber – (diced)
1/2 red onion – medium size (chopped)
6 oz – crumble feta cheese
1 tablespoon pink salt –  (add more if needed).
4-5 strands of cilantro – (finely chopped)

Directions for Farro and Red Lentil Salad

1. Pour oil in a slow cooker
2. Once heated add in onions, farro and salt
3. Mix together
4. Add in veggie stock – 2 cups
5. Mix together well
6. Cover and let cook for about an 1/2 hour
7. Add the rest of the stock, water and mix well
8. Cook for a hour and constantly stirring every 20 mins.
9. Once farro is soft, pour out on a baking sheet to cool.
10. Add cilantro, cucumber, feta cheese, tomatoes and green onions.
11. Mix once more and serve.

FYI – Taste while cooking to see if you need any more liquid, cheese, cilantro or salt. Everyone has their own preference.

 I cooked this delicious dish in a slow cooker.