Broccoli-Cauliflower Ginger Soup & Farro with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms: Easy, Hearty, Delicious!

Myth: Plant-based eating can’t possibly fill you up or be satisfying

Fact:  One of the beautiful things about whole, plant-based eating is that you can usually eat as much as you want, within reason, and leave the table full and not feeling guilty!

And here’s two recipes that are delicious and nutritious and savory-satisfying! This two-dish meal is both very simple and hearty. I find that if soup is substantial, it can be a whole meal. But alas, one may find themselves hungry in an hour or so even after eating the thickest and heartiest of soups.  

This Broccoli-Cauliflower Ginger Soup has a great texture and flavor, especially because I hold aside enough of the broccoli and cauliflower to float in the soup to have a chewy and slurpy soup. It that might be enough for lunch and definitely satisfying as a warm, between meal snack. But for dinner, I needed to follow the soup up with a solid, toothy stick-your-ribs dish so I chose to experiment with farro. 

What is farro, you ask? From first glance, it looks a lot like barley or even a cereal-type grain. I really didn’t know what to do with it, but I remembered reading that it was a healthy, whole grain food and that draws me in like a magnet. I thought, Could farro be a healthy substitute for pasta?

Facts about Farro: 

• it is one of the oldest cultivated grains consumed by humans, for 5,000 years, an ancient grain!  
• it has twice the protein and fiber of wheat 
• it has cyanogenic glucosides which are believed to lower cholesterol and maintain blood sugar 
• and more….

For more facts about farro and how to make it and the easy delicious recipes for:
Broccoli-Cauliflower Ginger Soup &
Farro with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Go to: http://veganamericanprincess.com/easy-2-dish-hearty-meal-broccoli-cauliflower-ginger-soup-farro-with-sun-dried-tomatoes-mushrooms/

Ellen Francis

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