Apr 4, 2011

Pearl Barley with Edamame and Peas

Looking for a really, clean recipe that’s full of protein and fiber?

Here you go. DSC_2565 (1280x931)

Pearl Barley with Edamame and Peas, from Health Magazine


  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt


Bring water in medium saucepan to boil, add barley, cover, reduce heat to low and cook until water is nearly absorbed (25-30 mins.) Stir in edamame and peas; cook, uncovered, until barley absorbs all of remaining water (5-10 minutes). Turn off heat. Stir in spinach; set aside. Combine Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice and sea salt in small bowl, whisking well. Pour vinaigrette over barley; stir to combine. Makes 4 servings.image

Nutritionally speaking, this recipe would be perfect after the gym. The only issue was that it took quite a while to make, so I had to snack on carrots and hummus in the mean time. Oh, and chocolate.

This makes me very happy:hula

This does not. Talk about a disturbing bumper sticker! I mean, really, is that not morbid or what?text

Do you text when you drive? Don’t lie.