We were happy to partner with Luisa at Peaches to Pearls for this delicious Farro Meat Bowl recipe!
Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. This warmer weather is making us excited about Spring days to come! Does anyone else love cooking outside? This is actually one of our favorite things to do as a family. We especially love using the grill and making some delicious meat dishes! That is why we are thrilled to have found Moink, an ethically sourced meat delivery service. Let me tell you more about it!
Humanely Raised & Ethically Sourced Meat: Moink
- Moink is a farmer owned and operated community that ships humanely-raised, ethically-sourced meat directly to your door.
- Moink Boxes are for busy, health-minded families who want quality, ethically-sourced meat straight from farmers at a reasonable price. We call these people “tender-hearted carnivores.”
- The boxes are fully customizable. Customers can start with one of the four box types and tailor from there.
- Each Moink box contains 13-16 pounds of meat, working out to be less than $4.50 per serving.
- Moink ships boxes to the lower 48 states every week. Shipping is always free.
- Moink beef and lamb is grass-fed. The chicken, beef, lamb and pork are pasture-raised. The fish is sustainably wild-caught in Alaska.
- The majority of Moink animals are “farrow to finish,” meaning they spend their entire lives on the same farm with the same caretakers.
- Moink puts great care into making sure animals are humanely harvested, preferably on farm or with artisan processors.
Commitment To Quality
Moink meats do NOT contain:
- Growth Hormones
- Genetically Modified Grains
- Artificial Colors or Solutions
The folks at Moink pride themselves on customer service, and make it easy to update your settings or cancel your account at any time.
As mentioned before, I was excited to try the Moink box since we love any excuse to use our grill. From the moment you get on their website, Moink makes the ordering process super easy. You can customize your box and choose from various cuts of meat or even add wild-caught Alaskan salmon! We went with the beef, chicken and pork option. Once you order your box, you get regular updates on your box.
Our box arrived and the meat was completely frozen thanks to the strong insulation they use. One box comes with plenty of meat for the whole family and ends up being around $4.50/meal. You will not find meat of this high quality for that price at any grocery store!
With so many meats to choose from I had a hard time deciding what recipe I wanted to make with my first Moink box. I ended up going with a healthy option and doing build your own farro bowls! As many of you know, I’m obsessed with farro because it’s loaded with nutrients and is a complete protein since it has all the essential amino acids in it (similar to the trendy quinoa!).
We grilled up the chicken and short rib to add to our farro bowls! I had plenty of vegetable options so my guests could add whatever they wanted to their bowls. It was a huge hit! I hope you enjoy this recipe and trying out Moink!
Farro Meat Bowls
- 1 short rib, from Moink box
- 1 cup farro, cook ahead
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 purple cabbage, diced
- 1 cup spinach
- 3 avocados, sliced
- In a small bowl combine the lemon juice and zest, garlic and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Whisk to combine.
- Place the chicken thighs and short rib in a wide flat dish so they are in a single layer. Add the lemon mixture. Massage the meat to coat with the lemon mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Note: If doing a quick marinade, leave the meat out of the fridge for up to 1 hour.
- Preheat grill. Brush and oil the grill to clean.
- Remove the chicken and short rib from the marinade and brush off any excess garlic and oil. Season the meat with salt and drizzle with a little bit of fresh olive oil.
- Cut 2 whole lemons in half and cut the tips off the ends; this will allow the lemons to stand up without rolling around.
- Chicken- Place the chicken, skin side down, on the preheated grill. Place the lemons, flesh side down, on the preheated grill. Grill the chicken for 3 to 4 minutes and then rotate the chicken 90 degrees to create the lovely crosshatch pattern. Grill the chicken for another 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the chicken over and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. Check for doneness (the chicken should be well cooked). Check the lemon halves to see if they are beautifully caramelized. Turn over to grill on the bottom for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Short rib-Grill the rib 4 to 6 inches from the heat source for 10 minutes for medium-rare, 12 minutes for medium, and 14 minutes for well done, turning squeezing lemon on it. Remove the rib to a serving platter.
- Cut up chicken and short rib to use in farro bowls.
- Allow guest to build their own farro bowls using farro, cut up vegetables, and meat. Leave out extra lemons and olive oil to use as a dressing if desired.
We can’t wait to see what sorts of recipes you make with your Moink Box! Be sure to tag us @moinkbox or #GetMoinked so we can see your yummy creations. Enjoy!
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