Barley Stuffed Pumpkin

Barley Stuffed Pumpkin

Barley Stuffed Pumpkin

Enjoy this delicious blend of barley and fruit stuffed inside a pumpkin.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Salad
Servings 4
Calories 441 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 small kent pumpkins
  • 1 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 french shallots
  • 1 large handful of mint leaves chopped
  • 1 large handful of parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 pomegranate for seeds
  • 6 cherry tomatoes halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz vanilla yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the whole pumpkins on tray and bake for 1½ hours or until tender.
  • Cut the pumpkins in half. Scoop out all seeds and season the inside of pumpkin with salt and pepper.
  • Bring 3 cups of water to boil on the stovetop in a medium-sized pan. Add barley and reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes until barley is tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Add shallots, herbs, pomegranate, and tomatoes to the cooked barley. Add a few spoonsful of vanilla yogurt to the barley mixture and fold together.
  • Dish the barley mix into each pumpkin half .Drizzle with vanilla yogurt and garnish with remaining herb leaves.
Keyword barley, easy, pumpkin, salad
Pumpkin & Barley Chili

Pumpkin & Barley Chili

Pumpkin and Barley Chili

Bring a taste of fall into your home with this simple and delicious chili.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Servings 6
Calories 635 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups diced pumpkin
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 2 cups barley
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions
 

  • In a large stockpot, add olive oil and onions over medium heat. Once onions have softened, add garlic, ginger, chili powder and cumin.
  • Stir for a minute or until ingredients become fragrant.
  • Stir in bell peppers, diced pumpkin, tomatoes, tomato paste, and vegetable broth. Then add in black beans and barley.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer. Adjust with salt and or chili powder as it simmers.
  • Allow to simmer for 45 minutes, or until the barley is fully cooked through. If the chili begins to thicken too much, add water as needed.
  • When cooking is done, add any needed spices and serve. (Makes 12 servings)
Keyword barley, chili, easy, pumpkin
Pumpkin & Barley Risotto

Pumpkin & Barley Risotto

Pumpkin and Barley Risotto

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 4
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 9 oz cubed pumpkin
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring 3 cups of water to boil on the stovetop in a medium-sized pan. Add barley and reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes until barley is tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat Stir in the garlic, rosemary, and cubed pumpkin. Cook on medium high heat for 1 minute, then add ½ of the stock.
  • Add Barley and allow to sit for 1 minute. Pour in remaining stock, cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the risotto appears to be too dry during cook time, then add stock as needed.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in rosemary. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Keyword barley, pumpkin
Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

A fan favorite with a healthier twist!

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup barley flour plus for dusting the fish
  • 1 cup beer- preferably a barley beer!
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 lb firm white fish fillets
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 bag frozen french fries

Instructions
 

  • Starting with the chips, follow directions on frozen french fries bag and prepare them. Alternatively, if you want to make your own french fries from scratch, do so before beginning your fish.
  • Turn stovetop on medium-high heat and fill saucepan with oil. Let heat while you prepare the fish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, and beer until you get a smooth batter that should thickly coat the back of a spoon.
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and dust lightly with flour then dip into the batter. Allow excess to drip off before putting in oil.
  • Cook each fillet for about 3-4 minutes, until the batter is crisp and golden, then place them on paper towels to drain any oil excess.
  • Serve hot and fresh with the french fries.
Barley Summer Salad

Barley Summer Salad

Barley Summer Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large heirloom tomato
  • 1/2 medium onion, red or white

For the Dressing

  • 4 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Bering 3 cups of water to boil on the stovetop in a medium-sized pan. Combine barley and reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir occasionally.
  • Slice cucumbers into half-moons, dice the tomato and slice the onion. Combine in a medium-sized bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing and whisk together.
  • Once the barley is done, mix well with the vegetables. Pour dressing on top and combine. Serve either immediately or put in the fridge and enjoy later!
Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Charred Corn & Zucchini Barley Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

For the Salad

  • 3 ears corn, husks removed
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook barley on the stovetop. Bring 3 cups of water to boil, pour in the cup of barley, reduce to simmer for 30-45 minutes. When the liquid is absorbed and barley tender, remove from stovetop.
  • Dice zucchini and bell pepper, lathering in 1 tbsp of olive oil, and placing on a kabob stick. With remaining olive oil, lather the corn.
  • Place on heated grill, turning occasionally until all sides cooked and char developed on vegetables.
  • While vegetables are on the grill, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Pull vegetables off the grill. Using a knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob. Combine all vegetables, barely and dressing together. Serve immediately and enjoy!