Tag Archives : Barley


Feisty Vegan Taco Salad 9

Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel but leaving home weekly would be tough – my life is so crazy that I savor the quiet minutes at home. When the travel bug does happen to hit me, one of the very first things I do […]

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

Citrus Barley

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

Living in Florida is such a blessing.  Not only was I able to take my cream colored Labrador, Tally for a walk yesterday without a jacket on (a fact I can really appreciate from growing up in Massachusetts), but the citrus trees are all heavy with fruit – including my Meyer lemon tree. When you […]


Barley, 7 Delicious Ways 7

 Tired of rice?  Quinoa old news?  Bust out the barley!  Barley rocks!  It’s nutty and chewy and has lots of fiber and niacin – a B vitamin that can help prevent cardiovascular disease.  For you Mila lovers out there – these are perfect recipes to sprinkle a tablespoon on just before you eat your serving. Not […]


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Peanut Butter, Barley and Raisin Salad with Balsamic Vinegar – The Best Salad Ever! 1

My favorite Salad. A while back when I first was cutting out meat and dairy, I created this salad that I swear is one of the simplest and most delicious salads I’ve created yet. It’s chewy, salty, sweet, nutty and has the “smack” factor of the balsamic. The second best thing? It’s only five ingredients. (with the apple, […]


Florida Fall Harvest Soup 2

Last Thursday was my second CSA pickup and I stayed behind to discuss some workshop ideas with Vivian and Francisco for KYV farm. As we chatted, Vivian offered me some soup.  It was delicious.  A hearty mix of all the veggies we got from our CSA, lentils and barley. The most surprising ingredient was radishes.  […]


Roasted Calabaza and Garlic with Lentils, Barley, Kale,Toasted Pine Nuts, Walnuts and Dried Cherries

I had such a wonderful weekend.  How was yours? I got some new earrings at the farmers market and I liked them so much I updated my profile pic (plus it’s been a while as I’m no longer a brunette!) Aren’t they fun?  They are actually rooster feathers.  (And was assured that no birds were harmed in […]


Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad. 2

I don’t know about you, but I loathe unloading the dishwasher.  It was so horrible that until recently would actually hand wash the dishes in the sink rather than unload the dishwasher.  Why the avoidance?  Because I had about 300 different plastic containers shoved in the “plastic container cabinet” with mismatched lids, brands and sizes.  It took about […]


Barley and Kale with Sun Dried Tomato, Pine Nuts and Herbed Cheese 10

  In Clean Eating magazine I came across a barley risotto with kale, sun dried tomatoes, butternut squash, pine nuts and ricotta.  The flavors sounded so intriguing together but with putting on my sister-in-law’s wedding shower this weekend I didn’t have time to babysit risotto.  Instead, as time saving measures, I cooked the barley to the […]


Eating Well’s Butternut and Barley Pilaf Even Better! 9

I hope y’all aren’t sick of barley cause I’m still on the barley kick!  Now with the fall recipes coming out I am all excited and cooked up some of Eating Well’s Butternut and Barley Pilaf on Sunday to eat this week and added an extra two full cups of butternut just cause I love it.  I […]


Moroccan Chickpea Barley Salad 10

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  Ours was busy but really nice.  The highlights included Rombauer Chardonnay, a pedicure in “Chick Flick Cherry” and a family boat ride (just the three of us which is rare) to Whitey’s Fish Camp for the boiled seafood platter.  My little one was charming the pants […]