Kale, Farro, and Tempeh Salad


I will readily admit, I don’t come up with that many original recipes (It’s really something I should work on).  99% of the time I head into the kitchen with the laptop open to a blog, or a cookbook, or a page torn out of a magazine.  But last night?  It was just me and my brain.

After setting it on the table I got pretty much the best compliment ever. Mike said “this is so good! Is it from Heidi?” It wasn’t, but it seems like something totally her style, and come to think of it, I think she has made something very similar. But anyway, he liked it. And it was one of those meals that just makes you feel healthier. Considering the amount of cupcakes I’ve been making lately, we are in desperate need for meals like that.

It’s been housewife week at our house (school is closed for Presidents week) and I am discovering once again how horrible I am at being a stay-at-home person. I am, of course, grateful the extra time I get to spend with Ellie, but these days she’s more into Sophie than me.
It probably makes me the worst mom ever, but I actually dropped her off at daycare for a couple hours so I could run 8 miles, work on a proposal for a summer job interview tomorrow, and do the dishes. I figured it would be better to just get everything done so that I could give her 100% of my attention once my to-do list was complete. You can blast me in the comments, I can take it!

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7 Responses to “Kale, Farro, and Tempeh Salad”


  1. 1 Kate February 22, 2012 at 3:46 am

    The unknowing complements are the best kind. J recently asked me if the soup we were having was storebought.

  2. 2 Kelsey February 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I;m not going to blast you. I think it’s great you had the option to take a few hours for yourself and for things to do around the house. You deserve it and, like you said, it allows you to give Ellie all your attention once you are back home together.

  3. 3 Jen February 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    i don’t think that you’re terrible at all…i think it’s important to maintain your identity and find that “me” time so that you can be there 100% for her when you need to be. the salad looks wonderful!

  4. 4 Rachel C February 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I have a silly question, are Tempeh and Tofu the same thing? Sorry, just not that familiar with tempeh. The title of your recipe is “Kale, Farro and Tofu Salad”. Just wondering. I have to make this soon, it sounds so refreshing.

    BTW, there is no judgment here.. 🙂

  5. 5 Rachel C February 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Sorry….the part where you print the recipes it says: “Kale Farro Tofu”, now that I am reading it, I see that you are intending to say Tempeh. Thanks.

  6. 6 Cate February 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Sorry for any confusion, Rachel! I fixed it.

  7. 7 Beth February 24, 2012 at 11:24 am

    looks like I just found my dinner for the evening! I love how I always seem to have all of the ingredients for your recipes on hand. Ellie is adorable, and I’m glad you got a few hours to yourself on your vacation too 🙂


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