As usual, I was watching the Rachael Ray show and she made the most delicious Mediterranean dish-Farro Bowls! Farro is an “ancient grain” that kind of reminds me of barley. It’s mild in flavor and has a nice bite/chew to it. Farro is a healthy carbohydrate source for people-even if you have kidney disease or diabetes. I buy my farro at Trader Joes. If you love the flavors of Mediterranean dishes, you’ll love this! It has kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, lemon, and garlic just to name a few! Thank you Rachael Ray for this super fabulous dish!
We still have a few weeks of summer so I want to take advantage of the grill as much as possible. Keeping the heat out instead of inside the kitchen is always a good thing, plus who doesn’t love the smell of the smoking grill on a summer day. As I’ve mentioned before, the Mediterranean diet is super healthy, fresh and delicious, especially for those trying to avoid inflammation of the joints like my hubby. The flavors are so flavorful, yet light! I posted a recipe with chicken when we first launched the blog, but here’s a take on Mediterranean flavors with yummy seafood. Again, we have the opportunity of using my hubby’s freshly caught yellowtail!
I love me some Mediterranean flavors, so fresh and so tasty…olives, garlic, vegetables, beans, fish…delish! These ingredients are especially beneficial to anyone with rheumatoid arthritis or high-blood pressure. Scientific research shows that diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, and beans have disease-fighting properties. One study involving people with rheumatoid arthritis showed that those who followed a Mediterranean-style diet had significantly less joint swelling, tenderness, and pain, and also lowered blood pressure. Sounds good to me!!! This recipe was inspired by a cod recipe I typically steam over the grill, but because I had no fish in the freezer, chicken was the next best lean meat! I do highly recommend making this with cod, tilapia or halibut though, wonderful!
Health tips: Anti inflammatory, low fat, low carb, heart healthy, diabetes friendly