Fall Mushroom Barley Chili 2

Open the door and step into the cooler weather with a recipe for fall – Mushroom Barley Chili. Fall is that slow, delicious, bundle-up-cause-it’s-coldish-outside descent into the holidays.   And even if you’re here in Florida, with weather in the upper 80’s, you still want to celebrate the season and get […]

Fall Mushroom Barley Chili

Feisty Vegan Taco Salad

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Crunchy chips, creamy avocado, fresh salsa and a hearty seasoned mixture of walnuts and barley with the kick of cayenne in this Feisty Vegan Taco Salad are perfect to satisfy any Tex-Mex craving. Vegan Taco Salad Do you love traveling? I have to say that I do enjoy some travel […]

Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios 5

For a happy side dish, unique breakfast or even dessert, you’ll love Sweet Citrus Barley with Pistachios. 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 […]

Citrus Barley and Pistachios

Barley Recipes, Seven Ways

Barley Recipes, 7 Delicious Ways 7

Tired of rice?  Quinoa old news?  Bust out the barley with my list of barley recipes, seven delicious ways! 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 […]

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 […]

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Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad 2

Chewy, peanutty barley mingled with super sweet raisins and crisp apples. Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad is like a peanut butter and jelly party in my mouth. I don’t know about you, but I loathe unloading the dishwasher. It was so horrible that until recently would actually hand wash […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Barley with Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach, Feta and Walnuts 6

Last weekend was a very transformative weekend.  Not only did I start reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, I also watched Food Inc.   So what does one do after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and watching Food Inc?  Make Barley with Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach, Feta and Walnuts of course!  And […]