I have two special treats for you all today. First, a recipe for the most amazing Farro, White Bean and Preserved Lemon Salad. Hearty, healthy and satisfying, this colorful salad is just packed with bold, fresh flavor. So, so tasty. Second, a brief overview of my recent experience at a Food Styling & Photography Workshop hosted by Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson. I had such a fantastic time at this workshop. Matt and Adam’s entertaining teaching style made learning the material fun and engaging. Their studio space was a perfect setting fully stocked with a drool-worthy collection of props and equipment. I also really enjoyed my fellow classmates. Being surrounded by such a talented group of individuals that also share my love for food and photography was a real inspiration. Continue reading for the recipe and more details on the workshop.
Healthy and delicious, this recipe for Ginger Fried Lentils is a deconstructed twist on an Asian classic, fried rice. A bed of fried black beluga lentils is topped with a sunny side up egg, sesame oil, soy sauce and a sprinkling of crispy garlic and ginger. Each component is prepared separately and then combined at the end to create a dish that is well balanced, hearty and packed with bold flavor. The crispy garlic and ginger are actually my favorite part of this dish. I would recommend making extra. The flavor is utterly addicting. Get the recipe after the jump.