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Inspiring Farro With Beets, Feta And Pecans And For Dessert- Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Farro with beets, pecans and feta

Farro with beets, pecans and feta

Sorry this is a bit late it will be worth the wait, believe me. The inspiring recipe that was chosen at random this time is from Emily, and is posted on her lovely blog Em-i-lis,  it’s a gorgeous healthful dish with my favorite grain, Farro, my favorite cheese feta and favorite nut pecan, win, win.  This recipe is so delicious, a great side dish or a main. I love Emily’s blog, she posts every day like clockwork and it’s what I read every morning with my cup of coffee. The recipe is Farro With Beets, Feta and Pecans. It’s truly inspired, she ties all those gorgeous ingredients together with a dressing of herbs, olive oil and lemon. It’s fantastic and really makes the other ingredients sing but the star of the show for me is the pecans, they are toasted and coated in maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne. Really you have to try this, it’s so good. I didn’t have golden beets so I used red, I don’t think it makes a difference really, also I think this is a genius move on Emily’s part, she gently heats the olive oil and then adds the herbs so they don’t cook really but are warmed and infused in the oil and adding some lemon makes for one of the most delicious dressings I’ve had in a long time. You can play with the herbs, don’t like sage add another herb, I think this would be delicious with any combination.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Now for dessert, oh this is beyond delicious folks the recipe comes from Michelle@Giraffes Can Bake, I was given a choice of two recipes and since I am a big big fan of ice cream, any time of year I chose the Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. This ice cream is so simple, no churning, it’s a semi freddo, no cooking, and it’s so creamy and totally dreamy. It’s perfect for this time of year, it doesn’t have to be hot or warm outside to enjoy ice cream right? I followed the recipe except for the spice I added the Vanilla Autumn Spice Mix I made last time from Strictly Delicious. This ice cream tastes just like pumpkin Pie, I think it would be AMAZING sandwiched in between two oatmeal or ginger cookies. That would be a phenomenal ice cream sandwich.

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  1. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com #

    I adore beets – but have never had farro – am so intrigued by the farro-beets-feta-pecan dish – such a joyous combination of flavors and textures!
    And that pumpkin ice cream is a wonderful end to this meal.
    Thanks for introducing me to Em-i-lis and Michelle, Suzanne!

    November 5, 2014
    • Oh Shashi you have to try Farro, it’s amazing. My absolute favorite grain. It’s earthy and when paired with the pecans, beets and feta and that tangy herbed dressing. It’s beyond delicious. Oh yes to the ice cream, so so good!!

      November 5, 2014
  2. Wow! They both look fantastic! We have so much in common, as I love farro and pecans are my favorite nut too. They are simply delicious and turn magical when roasted. I also eat ice cream anytime of the year, I don’t care how cold it is! So awesome that it is no churn as well!

    November 5, 2014
    • Thanks Brandi. I love both of these recipes so much. The gorgeous and delicious farrow salad is perfect for Autumn, eat it warm or cold. The ice cream. oh my and so simple I had it made and in the freezer in 15 minutes.

      November 5, 2014
  3. Both dishes look wonderful, Suzanne! I love Farro, too…I can eat it hot or cold…so good! Ice cream deserves to be eaten year round (I had some last night) and this pumpkin variety looks delicious. I’ll be clicking over to view both recipes…thanks!

    November 5, 2014
    • Thanks Nancy, yes either hot or cold with the Farro salad. I had it both ways and it’s equally delicious. The ice cream tastes just like pumpkin pie, love it.

      November 5, 2014
  4. I’m glad you liked the ice cream Suzanne! And the farro dish looks amazing, I’ve never tried farro but it is on my list. And I LOVE pecans.

    November 5, 2014
    • Michelle, thank you for the inspiration and a great recipe. I love your ice cream. I plan on making ice cream sandwiches with the rest. So delicious.

      November 5, 2014
  5. Looks really good so bet it tastes even better

    November 5, 2014
  6. Love that farro dish 🙂 what a nice combination x

    November 5, 2014
    • It’s delicious Elaine, thank you so much.

      November 5, 2014
      • It’s just reminded me of a beetroot, butternut squash, quinoa and freekeh dish I’ve got to post!

        November 5, 2014
      • Oh I love the way that sounds, freekeh is right up there with farro for me. Yum!

        November 5, 2014
  7. Thanks Suzanne — it’s nice to learn about more unfamiliar (to me) grains. Hugs!

    November 5, 2014
    • Farro is one of those grains that are not common knowledge to many but you should seek it out and give a try, It;s wonderful. Thank you so much.

      November 5, 2014
  8. What a great recipe for fall with the the beets and farro. Pumpkin pie ice cream is my hands down fave! I am so jealous that you made it! I think I may have to follow suit.

    November 5, 2014
    • Thank you both recipe are fall flavors and you have to try the ice cream literally took me 15 minutes to make it and get it in the freezer. So easy and delicious.

      November 5, 2014
  9. Hello and I hope you are doing reasonably ok. Every time I open your blog I think of you recent loss. 😉

    Those toasted and coated pecans sound divine. As does the pumpkin pie ice cream, I especially like the idea of it sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies.

    November 5, 2014
    • Thank you, I am reminded every day, I just have to keep busy so I don’t constantly think about it. Both dishes are amazing. I am making some oatmeal cookies and making ice cream sandwiches,

      November 5, 2014
  10. Wow, that looks gorgeous!! I am yet to try farro though 🙂

    November 5, 2014
  11. Farro is an acquired taste, delicious looking dish! But of course, pumpkin pie ice cream is actually calling my name! 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    November 5, 2014
    • Thanks Uru, Farro has a really toothsome feel and I really like that, it’s funny love Farro I can’t stand brown rice. Go figure. Thanks so much.

      November 5, 2014
  12. Both recipes sounds Luscious Suzanne… pumpking icecream is something fetching me more as I have pumpkins and can givev it a try straight away. .. thanx for sharing Suzanne

    November 5, 2014
    • I’m sure you would find a way to make the ice cream healthful Chitra, you are amazing. Thank you so much,

      November 5, 2014
      • Oh Suzanne you are so sweet and blessed blessed. … thanx a zillion bunch for all your support and encouragement s which boosts me to do more… 🙂 🙂

        November 5, 2014
      • I am very serious. Thank you also for your kind comments and encouragement.

        November 5, 2014
  13. First I thought you were serving ice cream on farro. I was a bit worried! I do love this recipe. I actually just made farrow last night as a side dish to chicken.

    Michelle is one of my favorite bloggers and makes some pretty amazing dishes.

    Thanks for hosting these great sites Suzanne!

    November 5, 2014
    • LOL, I probably should have worded the title differently, Mmmmm ice cream on farro. Well, no not this time. I totally agree, love Michelle’s blog and recipes. Emily also has some fantastic recipes the farro is amazing, I have been eating all day, Thank you so much.

      November 5, 2014
      • Actually, the much brighter bloggers probably know it’s two recipes. 🙂 I’ve been baking today and glad to sit for a bit and catch up with everyone.

        November 5, 2014
  14. And now we have to make ice cream sandwiches!!

    November 5, 2014
  15. What wonderfully unique recipes! I could go for some of that Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream right now! 🙂

    November 5, 2014
    • They both are so good, I munched on the farro dish all day, it’s so good. The ice cream I am saving to make ice cream sandwiches but did have a spoonful last night. Yum.

      November 6, 2014
  16. Liz #

    pumpkin pie ice cream? really? this is magnificent!!!!! The farro looks delish, too, but I’m all agog over the ice cream. Pure brilliance. Glad you’re having fun with new recipes. Yay 🙂

    November 5, 2014
    • The ice cream is brilliant, easy and quick. Thats my kind of dessert. I was thinking that the base would be great in coffee for a pumpkin spice latte. Thanks Liz.

      November 6, 2014
  17. These both sound like beautiful dishes to try Suzanne! I’ve never tried farro before, but I love the idea of mixing all the other ingredients like beets and fetta and nuts with a healthful grain – can’t wait to give it a try!

    November 5, 2014
    • You must try farro, it’s wonderful. All the ingredients go so well together It’s such a great dish. Thanks so much.

      November 6, 2014
  18. I admit that I sometimes skim posts before I read them … So I read your title and actually thought you were putting the farro and beets over pumpkin ice cream. I shuttered a little but then read the post and laughed. I trust you but beets and pumpkin ice cream? 🙂
    Kinda made my day.

    November 6, 2014
    • I think I need to change the title, doing that now. You are the second person to say that. No thank you. Great separate together no!!! Thanks Tracey.

      November 6, 2014
  19. Both recipes look delicious and ice cream is always better when you make it at home 🙂

    November 6, 2014
    • Yes it is, this is more like a semifreddo; Delicious and simple thanks so much.

      November 6, 2014
  20. Mmmm I love farro too! It has such a nice crunchy texture compared to other native grains. I make a dish like this too but with tofu – so delicious!

    November 6, 2014
    • I do too, love the texture of farro. Love the sound of the dish with tofu. Is it on your site? Must check it out. Thank you.

      November 6, 2014
  21. That salad sounds amazing!! And the ice cream- I really want some! Since I am traveling in Europe I have not had much pumpkin stuff 😦 I am definitely missing it!

    November 6, 2014
    • Thanks so much, I love your posts from Europe!! I would miss the pumpkin stuff also.

      November 6, 2014
  22. Oh my goodness…both recipes looks amazing. Can’t wait to find a little time to try them out, as I can almost taste them through the screen 🙂

    November 6, 2014
    • The farro dish is so much like Fall I think. It is wonderful, so simple and tasty. Thank you so much.

      November 6, 2014
  23. Loved the dish but I think I´m ready for the ice cream sandwich idea, it sounds amazing!

    November 6, 2014
    • I’m making the ice cream sandwiches tomorrow, Can’t wait. Thanks so much.

      November 6, 2014
  24. Okay you know you had me at dessert right? lol. Who doesn’t want pecans in their ice creams. Everything simply looks amazing.

    November 6, 2014
    • Thank you so much, I can have ice cream year round, and always have room for dessert.

      November 6, 2014
  25. That looks delicious and has inspired my dinner creation for tonight!

    November 7, 2014
  26. Both the recipes are amazing… 🙂

    November 7, 2014
  27. Loved both! Pumpkin ice cream is really in for fall :). Farro reminds me that I need to experiment with this grain soon Suzanne ! I have Frekkeh that company sent me to test n try. Have to take that batch out soon!

    November 7, 2014
    • I love Frekkeh, it’s right up there with farro. Can’t wait to see what you make with it. Thank you so much.

      November 7, 2014
  28. So many of my favorite flavors here!

    November 7, 2014
  29. ohhh…. both the dish and the dessert make me feel so hungry! It’s 3 a.m here (in Poland)so I better go to sleep, otherwise, I’ll eat everything I have in the fridge 😛

    November 7, 2014
  30. Hi Suzanne, what a special recipe, love farro and beets, great way to spice everything up!

    November 7, 2014
  31. This sounds absolutely wonderful, although I’ve never tried faro… definitely sounds like one to look out for. What a delicious meal!

    November 8, 2014
    • It was a wonderful meal, thank you. I loved the earthy grainy farro with the beets and feta and nuts. So delicious.

      November 8, 2014
  32. Beets and farro??? What an amazing mix of ingredients!

    November 8, 2014
  33. What a wonderful meal, Suzanne! The farro and beets is a combination I’ve never even thought of, and I’m so glad you shared Emily’s blog. I’ve never visited it, and am off to do that right now. I’ve loved her recipes on F52 for years now. And she posts every day?? Wow! Super-impressive. And I love love love pumpkin ice cream. Thanks for such a beautiful selection of recipes!!

    November 8, 2014
    • Thanks Susan, yes, thats how I got to know Emily on Food52 I love her blog. It’s got a bit of everything great recipes, daily goings on, etc… so much fun.

      November 8, 2014
  34. Both dishes look so scrumptious! I love the flavor combinations in the farro, and I just love everything pumpkin. Thanks for sharing, I’ve got to get in the kitchen and make these.

    November 8, 2014
  35. Both are awesome,loved the icecream a lot

    November 8, 2014
  36. I have yet to try farro, but it looks amazing, especially with those other ingredients. And that pumpkin ice cream, that would be the best end to an already wonderful meal.

    November 9, 2014
    • I love farro, it’s nutty and a bit toothsome. Has a lovely wholesome quality which goes so beautifully with beets. Yes, that ice cream was amazing.

      November 9, 2014
  37. Suzanne, I am so happy my recipe was chosen in your fun random-choice thing!!! You know I would have been infinitely more prompt in my thanks and commenting had I not been a chicken with my head cut off lately. I’m thrilled you liked this. And pumpkin ice cream!?! Mon dieu.
    The Wimpy Vegetarian- I am so excited to “meet” you here, and thank you SO much for your lovely comment.
    Y’all, if you make this and can find golden beets, I like them better because they bleed less. Though I love pink, I like this dish when it’s not, although Suzanne appears to have a gentler touch as hers is not magenta. 🙂
    Thank you again. This is one of my fave dishes. XO

    November 10, 2014
    • Oh it’s magenta alright as was the feta. LOL, yes golden beets would have been perfect but was unable to find them when I made this and wouldn’t you know I got 2 golden beets in my Farmigo order. Thanks Emily, I loved this dish, it’s wonderful.

      November 10, 2014
      • Hah! Of course you did (get them from Farmigo)!

        November 10, 2014
      • After the fact of course but 2 golden beets wouldn’t have been enough for the recipe but it would have been less of the magenta to color the farro and feta. LOL.

        November 10, 2014
  38. I did check out both recipes. You are right, win, win on both accounts. 😛

    November 10, 2014

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