Have you ever tried pearl barley for breakfast? I ate mine like oatmeal this morning. I cooked it the same way on the stove top with vanilla soy milk and raisins, and then added two scoops of Barney Butter at the end.
If you’re not familiar with pearl barley, it’s a barley grain that has been processed to remove certain parts. All barley usually has the hull removed (since it’s inedible), but pearl barley has the bran removed too. The Whole Foods websites provides a great explanation of the difference between barley and pearl barley. Even without the bran, pearl barley is still a nutritious food.
Pearl barley can typically be found in the dried goods or bulk section of the grocery store– near the lentils, beans, and dried peas. At Stop & Shop (where I shop), it’s found in the “health food” section.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup pearl barley, uncooked
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk
- 2 scoops of Barney Butter
After breakfast, I enjoyed a dark chocolate Adora disk. I had a serious craving for chocolate this morning. Weird?
Question of the Day
When it comes to happiness in life, what pearls of wisdom do you have for others?