lentils, barley, sweet potato, walnuts

1. Sweet potato
Poke holes in sweet potato with fork or knife, place it on a backing sheet and cook at 425 degrees F for about 50 minutes.

let cool a few minutes then remove peeling. Mash your potato with a fork add about 1 teaspoon of butter and a little salt (i used 2 turns of a sea salt grinder) and 1/4 cup of black walnuts. mix together, enjoy.

2. Lentils
boil 1 cup of water, add 1 cup of lentils. Reduce heat to simmer, cook for about 20 minutes or until lentils are tender but still firm. Drain excess water if any, then season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

3. Barley
Boil 2 cups of water for 1 cup of barley. Add barley reduce heat to low boil. Cook barley for 20 minutes, there should be no water left in the pot. lightly salt.

take 1/2 cup of lentils and mix in 1/2 cup barley. place next to sweet potato for a colorful meal.