I go through stages of wanting to copy cat recipes I try at restaurants, but every time I try, I fail miserably! I swear I need to steal Mama Pea’s brain so I can get better at it…you want to copy cat this dish for me lady? I would love you forever…not that I already don’t.
Anyhow, I got this awesome grain salad at Trader Joes last weekend and I fell in love. It was the perfect combo of flavors and light enough to not weigh my down for a 2+ hour long drive home. I don’t have a picture of it because well, I ate it in the car, in the dark…but here are the ingredients I can remember:
- Assorted Vegetables
- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Other Spices
- Fresh Green Cabbage
And…that’s all I can remember.
So, since I loved it so much, I wanted to try making it at my place so it would be cheaper! I purchased some farro at Whole Foods the other day because I’ve been trying to find it forever, and decided to use that instead of the barley. I tried to use the ingredients I remembered on the list and came out with this:
And it sucked. GAH! I was so mad…I just need to stop copying recipes I try in different places…
So, obviously no recipe for this one. And I don’t know about you, but raw red cabbage tastes like dirt…not to be replaced with green cabbage in a dish like this. BLECK.
Anyone out there good at copying recipes? Any tips? I’m ready to give in and just pay the $5 at the store for it!