1cupcooked sprouted black beans (or canned), drained and rinsed
1cupcanned organic kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1cupcooked organic corn kernels, divided
1/2cuporganic green onions, chopped
1organic red bell pepper, chopped
1/4cupfresh organic cilantro, chopped
8leaves organic lettuce, preferably Romaine
1/4cupred wine vinegar
1clove organic garlic, minced
1/4teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cuporganic olive oil
Soak barley in filtered water overnight to rehydrate. Drain.
In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups of filtered water to a boil. Stir in barley and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Let cool.
In another medium saucepan bring 1 ½ cups filtered water to a boil and add the rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until tender. Let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the cooled barley, rice, black beans, kidney beans, corn, onions, red bell pepper and cilantro. Mix well.
To make dressing: In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, garlic, chili powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Whisk in oil and pour over salad and toss well. Transfer to a lettuce-lined bowl or portion onto lettuce-lined salad plates to serve.
2poundsorganic butternut squash, peeled and chopped (see instructions below)
1ham bone or ½ pound ham, chopped
1 - 14ozcandiced tomatoes
4cupshomemade or organic chicken stock
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Cut butternut squash in half, brush cut sides with coconut oil. Bake in 350-degree oven about 40-45 minutes. Let cool. Peel, seed, and chop.
In soup pot add butter and chopped green onions. Saute 2-3 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
Add garlic and red bell pepper and saute for additional 3 minutes.
Add ham bone or ham, tomatoes, chicken stock, spices, fresh herbs, and chopped squash. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Stir well and let simmer about 45 – 60 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, stirring well.
Great with cornbread topped with pickled beets, coarse black pepper, and goat cheese.
Or try garnished with sprouted popcorn and served with sprouted pumpkin seeds for a delicious fall meal.