Farro with Peas and Mushrooms. A delicious, easy, and healthy dish perfect with a variety of lunches and dinners. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

Farro with Peas and Mushrooms

What is farro? I know, lots of people have never heard of it. Honestly, I hadn’t either until a few years ago. And that’s understandable.

Farro is wheat but tastes, to me at least, nutty and rich and is a bit chewy — in a good way. An ancient staple grain in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, especially in Ancient Rome, it largely disappeared in favor of wheat varieties that were easier and cheaper to grow.

However, I’ve noticed it’s made a comeback of sorts and I’ve seen it popping up on restaurant menus. Farro’s not too hard to find in the grocery store these days either.

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Jambalaya is a stew of rice, meat, and vegetables with traditional New Orleans spices that is affordable, wholesome, and easy to make. Visit suppertimeblues.com to learn more.

Suppertime Blues Jambalaya

Jambalaya is one of my top ten favorite foods. It’s delicious, simple to make, nourishing, and affordable.

Rice with meat, vegetables, and spices. It’s a common combination dish across so many different cultures. The spices vary, to be sure, and the meats and produce are more-or-less based on availability. But the concept is basically the same.

It’s also one of the great answers to the what should I do with these leftovers question.

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