Breakfast Barley with Dried Fruit & Nuts

Chewy, nutty barley is topped with fruit, nuts and a hint of cinnamon to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked barley*
1 tablespoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 pinch salt (if you didn’t salt barley during cooking process)
2 medium apples diced
¼ cup walnuts chopped
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Milk, to serve (optional)

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pot heated over medium heat.

2. Stir frequently until warmed through, about 2-3 minutes.

3. Pour into four bowls and serve with milk if desired.

*To prep barley, combine 1 cup barley with 3 cups water or stock in a saucepan, adding a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the barley is tender. Drain and cool until ready to use.

Hearty & Healthy Recipes

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You’ll be feeling good with this week’s selection of wholesome whole grains, from the nutty and earthy organic farro orzo pasta—try it tossed with fresh peppers and onions, or baked in our signature chicken stock—to the subtly-sweet multigrain bread fit for toasting and slathering with our homemade apricot jam. Accompanied by a wealth of late-summer produce including multicolor string beans, super-sweet corn and beautiful beets, this healthful lineup is rounded out by our housemade Grana-style cheese and a French white wine.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Baked Farro Orzo
Flavorful and filling, this satisfying baked dish is wonderful served alongside mixed roasted vegetables.

Roasted Summer Vegetables with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Take note: This light, tarragon-kissed vinaigrette is also wonderful on salads or tossed with pretty much any roasted veggie.

Farro Orzo with Peppers
Tossed with a bevy of fresh herbs, garlic and cherry tomatoes, this is one satisfying side dish.

Roasted Red Peppers, Potatoes & Onions with Rosemary
This easy roasted side dish is fragrant with fresh rosemary.

Green Bean Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Tossed with a Dijon mustard and sherry vinaigrette, these beans boast bright, zesty flavor.

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