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    T H E V O I C E O F

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    FACING RETIREMENTPAGE 20

    20 YEARS OF SPIRITUAL SATISFACTIONPAGE 8

    REMEMBERING MANDELAPAGE 7

    T H E V O I C E O F

    W A S H I N G T O N

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    LET USNOT FORGETWHAT HAPPENEDAT SANDY HOOK

    WHY WE MUST REMEMBER

    ONE YEAR LATER

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    2 JEWISH AND VEGGIE JTNews nWWW.JTNEWS.NET n FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 201

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    Yes, its freezing out there. Make some soup!

    MICHAEL NATKIN JTNews ColumnistsTings this soup will not

    do: Win any beauty contests.

    Tings this soup will do:

    Warm you to your core ona cold day. Nourish you. Fill

    your belly. Leave you with an

    abiding sense o contentment.

    Possibly wash and old your

    clothes.

    Tis is a tradeoff I can live

    with.

    I havent been completely

    sold on the arro revolution. I

    like the flavor, but I find that

    the chewy texture becomes

    bothersome afer a while when served as

    a basic grain side dish or in a risotto-style

    presentation.

    In soup it is a different story.

    It doesnt all apart in the broth. It

    makes the soup eel substantial, bordering

    on a stew that can be a one-pot meal.

    Te arro I use is grown in Eastern

    Washington by a amily armer, Lena

    Lentz Hardt, who was able to jump off

    the treadmill o industrial crop pricing or

    commodity wheat by growing this very

    special, organic grain. You can find this

    wonderul grain at CheShop.com, online

    or at their Elliott Ave. loca-

    tion in Seattle.

    You can vary this soup by

    switching in a different beanor the chickpeas (cannellini

    would be very Italian), or a

    different green or the mus-

    tard greens. Any kind o kale

    would be very appropriate. I

    probably wouldnt use spin-

    ach, as the more delicate tex-

    ture might not hold up to the

    arro.

    Farro and Chickpea Soup

    Vegetarian, vegan, and kosher

    2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

    1/2 white onion, diced

    1 rib celery, diced

    3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

    Pinch crushed red pepper

    1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt

    1 bunch mustard greens, stems removed and cut

    into 1" ribbons

    1 cup uncooked farro

    1 cup fully cooked chickpeas

    Juice of 1 lemon

    Fresh ground black pepper

    Parsley

    Flaky sea salt

    In a large pot with

    a lid or a pressure

    cooker, heat theolive oil over me-

    dium-high heat.

    When it shimmers,

    add the onion, cel-

    ery, garlic, crushed

    red pepper, and

    salt. Cook, stir-

    ring occasionally,

    until the onion has

    softened, about 3

    minutes.

    Add the mustard

    greens and cook for a couple of min-

    utes until they have begun to soften.

    Add the farro and 4 cups water. Cover

    and simmer until the farro is tender

    but still a bit chewy, about 50 minutes

    (or if using a pressure cooker, 32 min-

    utes at high pressure followed by a

    quick pressure release).

    Remove the lid and add the chick-

    peas and lemon juice. Stir and sim-

    mer for a few minutes to allow the

    flavors to meld, then taste and adjust

    seasoning.

    To serve, divide among bowls, garnis

    with more good olive oil, fresh groun

    black pepper, parsley and sea salt.

    Preparation time: 1 hour total (15 mi

    utes active).

    Serves 4.

    Local food writer and chef Michael Natkins

    2012 cookbook Herbivoracious, A Flavor

    Revolution with 150 Vibrant and Original

    Vegetarian Recipes, was a finalist this year fo

    a James Beard award. The recipes are based

    on his food blog, herbivoracious.com.

    Jewish and

    Veggie

    MICHAEL NAT

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    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 n WWW.JTNEWS.NET n JTNews

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    Twenty years of spiritual fulfillment

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    More menorahs than Jews 1

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    J-Teen Section

    A trip to AIPAC 1

    Our intern Esther Goldberg chronicles her trip to Washington, D.C., where she and 400 other teens bonde

    through the Shusterman Advocacy Institute.

    Teens do great things 1

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    Weve got opportunities for you.

    Northwest Jewish Seniors

    Facing retirement in uncertain times 2

    With the changing economic landscape, new retirees face different challenges than those who retired a

    generation ago.

    Look to emerging markets 2

    Columnist Aaron Katsman suggests looking to other countries as investment vehicles as you build your

    retirement portfolio.

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