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.
When the Black Beans are about 2/3 of the way cooked, start the barley.
2. 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. While Barley is cooking, 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 of Black beans adds up to 15 grams of Protein, 41 grams of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of fiber. For slow burning energy, quick muscle repair, and healthy digestion! Woo!
WHY Barley? Barley has more fiber, vitamins and minerals and less calories than most other grains. Its the perfect grain to fight diabetes and a nice pasta/grain alternative when trying to lose weight.