Easy Peasy Pasta Dinner

Need a super quick delicious pasta dish? This is my go to…Pasta with Arugula & Prosciutto from Gourmet .

A little arugula, a little prosciutto, parmesan, lemon zest and olive oil DONE.

Apparently I’m going backwards today since I started this post with dinner. You already know what I had for lunch, so let’s talk about breakfast.

Last night I decided let’s try another recipe from my favorite, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals, this time for breakfast. Have you ever thought of roasting grapes? No?

Me neither. But this recipe calls for red grapes mixed with a little olive oil and some honey and then broiling. They are actually rather delicious. Who knew? Had the slight taste of raisin, without being, a total raisin (I like raisins, but not always my favorite).

You can totally make this the night before and just microwave away in the morning when you are ready to eat. You can even lighten it up like I did below.

Creamy Farro with Honey-Roasted Grapes

Adapted from Ancient Grains for Modern Meals

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup farro
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds (or fennel seeds if you forget to buy the anise seeds)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Mix together water, farro, anise seeds and the cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Decrease heat and simmer until the farro is tender, but slight chewy, 25 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick, drain any remaining liquid, and return to the saucepan.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the roasted grapes. Preheat the broiler. Spread the grapes on a large rimmed baking sheet. Add in the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the honey and mix until combined. Broil until the grapes just start to shrivel and release some juices. Set aside.

3. To the farro mixture, add soy milk and vanilla extract and bring to a boil over medium heat. Heat for another few minutes and then stir in remaining tablespoon of honey. Mix together with the roasted grapes and heat altogether.

4. If making the night before, simply mix altogether, keep in the fridge and reheat in the microwave the next day. Delicious and filling!