1. Start by boiling 4 cups of water for two cups of Black beans. Cook on low boil for 1.5-2 hours. string occasionally.Season beans with garlic powder, cumin, oregano and salt.
2. When the Black Beans are about 2/3 of the way cooked, start barley. In another pot boil 2 cups of vegetable broth, add 1 cup pearled barley and simmer for bout 20 minutes. Season with Curry powder, paprika and salt.
3. Meanwhile chop, 1 zucchini, 2 carrots, two bell peppers and 1/4 onion. coat a pan with EVOO, and stir fry vegetables over med-high heat. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
WHY Black beans? 1 cup = 15g Protein, 41g carbohydrates, 15g fiber. = slow burning energy, muscle repair, healthy digestion
WHY Barley? Barley has more fiber, vitamins and minerals and less calories than most other grains. Its the perfect grain for to fight diabetes and a nice pasta/grain alternative when trying to lose weight.