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Mediterranean Farro Bowls

Is a salad the same thing as a Bowl? Or is A Bowl hot food?  Or broth-y food?  I’m pretty sure it’s not soup.

I’m not talking about the kind of bowl that you serve something in.  I’m referring to the new fast-casual food trend called “The Bowl” that’s totally having a moment.   Bowls are making the rounds at casual restaurants everywhere, led by Panera, Chipotle, and my personal new fast casual fave – Flower Child, here in Scottsdale.    I’m not really sure if there are specific rules about how to make a Bowl (i.e. hot or cold, soupy or saucy or not), but they all seem to have certain elements in common – a whole grain base, lots of vegetables, and a protein on top.  Zhuzh it up with sauce, broth, dressing, serve some of it sauted, some of it cold, all of it hot…   Continue Reading..

10 Ways to Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

Have you ever visited any of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea?  We’ve been fortunate to do a little bit of traveling to that part of the world, and next to the breathtaking scenery, the thing I enjoyed most about those vacations was the food.  Never have I eaten so well – in terms of amazing, fresh flavor and ingredients, and good health.  The Mediterranean Diet is full of fresh fruit and vegetables, flavorful grilled fish, local cheeses, legumes, olives, nuts, herbs, and of course lots of olive oil.  Almost nothing is processed, deep fried, or contains preservatives, and meals are a time to relax and talk and spend time with friends and family, rather than eat on the run or in your car. Continue Reading..

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