Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and an Egg on Top

As Seattle heads into a cold snap, we could really use something hearty to warm us up. Also: we love eggs, we love shrimp, and we’ve recently really gotten into the versatile, protein-rich grain called farro. So, we thought we’d try this recipe from Bon Appetit. Smashing!

Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and Fried Egg
Stir-Fried Farro with Ginger Shrimp and Fried Egg

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Toasted Farro Soup with Tuscan Kale and White Beans

It’s soup season. Time for something hearty and warming and stick-to-your-bones-y. And that means it’s time for farro. One of the oldest cultivated grains and packed with nutritional value, farro is found in the bulk section at your local grocery store.

Farro & Tuscan Kale Soup
Farro & Tuscan Kale Soup

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Chewy Molasses Cookies

Chewy, sweet molasses cookies with a bite of ginger. A little glass of milk. Napkin (optional). Perfection.

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Turnip, Parsnip & Yukon Gold Potato Gratin

The trick to gratins is a mandolin. Slicing all your vegetables to the same size means they all cook at the same rate and your gratin turns out perfectly. The trick to eating this gratin is serving it to many friends. It’s rich, decadent and totally delicious. Perfect for Thanksgiving or a fall family dinner.

Parsnip Potato Gratin
Parsnip Potato Gratin

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October’s Red Kuri Squash Harvest

Fall is officially here in Seattle. Crisp mornings, turning leaves, long and leisurely evenings in the kitchen, and a bountiful harvest of red kuri squash.

Red Kuri Squash Harvest
Red Kuri Squash Harvest

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Pumpkin-Shiitake Risotto with Pancetta (Or No Pancetta for a Vegetarian Option)

The grey Seattle days get some people down. But for me, I think of them more as a cozy blanket snuggled up around the city – a perfect complement for an afternoon spent in front of the fire with a cup of tea, a book and a few furry friends napping on the floor and sofa around us. This risotto is equally cozy – a warming, healthy and hearty dish for one of our beautifully grey Seattle days.

Pumpkin-Shiitake Risotto
Pumpkin-Shiitake Risotto

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Hearty Lentil Stew with Sausage

For the vegetarians, you can make this hearty lentil stew with vegie sausage, which I love even more than regular sausage. Either way, this is a delicious warming dinner that goes great with a rustic loaf of bread and a crackling fire. And, this dish is quick and easy to make for a good weeknight dinner.

Lentil Stew Ingredients
Lentil Stew IngredientsVegie SausageHearty Lentil Stew with Sausages

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