Hi everyone. I went to Costco today with my friend Christina, and we were discussing how you really need to know your prices when you shop there or you could pay MORE than a regular store! I thought I would list the best deals that I find there:
5 lb bag organic carrots
Big bag Craisins
Kirkland Brand Maple Syrup
Berrio brand Extra Virgen olive oil
All their nuts-pine nuts, pecans, cashews, walnuts
Kirkland brand butter
Goat Cheese and all other cheeses
Also, there is a great deal going on right now on Costco.com for a 14″ Rachel Ray Commercial Non-stick Pan for $29.99 with no shipping fee! My friend Julius told me about it and I was thrilled to order it and have it arrive just a few days later. It is a fantastic pan that is nice and big which may inspire one to cook large quantities of food to freeze. www.costco.com search for Rachael Ray pans.
So, here is a recipe for a very tasty dish I made today with my new favorite grain, farro. You can buy it at Whole Foods or in Italian stores. It is a grain like rice or risotto. I served it with a side of my edamame dip. I hope you like it…
Farro with Parmesan:
!/2 lb farro grain
5 peeled and tripped broccoli stalks, cut into 1/4″ disks (remember not to throw these parts of the broccoli out, especially if they are expensive organic ones!)
4 TBS grated parmesan cheese
3 TBS toasted pine nuts
2 TBS Olive Oil
salt and pepper to taste
Boil farro for 10 minutes and drain.
In a big pot or dutch oven, heat up olive oil over moderate heat. Add the broccoli and saute disks for about 5 minutes until tender. Add cooked farro and stir until coated with oil. Remove from pot and top with pine nuts and cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.