Foodie Update

Not sure what I was thinking but I decided to make a new recipe that apparently could feed an army while John is away. It’s hard to cook for two sometimes but for one is a bit ridiculous. I like to follow the recipe the first time out and then make changes so I’m not sure why I decided on a mushroom risotto for 8.

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Grammie gave me the new Canadian Living Whole Grain Recipes cookbook when they came to stay and I haven’t made anything yet. I’m glad I did because this was delicious. Needed a bit of salt and extra parm but I love the mushroom!

I’ve been slacking on the new recipe front lately so I also made this barley, avocado, tomato and black bean salad from the same book…

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This one was a huge yummy wow but then again I love anything with a lime, chilli and cilantro flavour. I haven’t always used a lot of pearl barley to cook with but I have to say that I’m really enjoying the texture. In case it’s not clear from the picture, the mushroom risotto is also made with barley not rice, neat eh! (And John I froze some so you can try it too!)

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