Gladiator Bowl | Hearty Kale and Barley Bowl | Blue Zones Loma Linda

Did you know gladiators were called “barley men” because they ate so much barley. They were mostly vegetarians! So if you think vegetables are for weaklings, think again! . This salad has a base of barley and then is topped with some Mediterranean accents to make it fully plant-based. Get creative and add what you… Continue reading Gladiator Bowl | Hearty Kale and Barley Bowl | Blue Zones Loma Linda

Beer, Bread, and Money

The love of beer transformed our civilization…  Around 3,000 B.C.E ancient Egyptians learned to domesticate wheat and barley. And this allowed for civilization to transition from living as nomads to living a fixed lifestyle. But why did the ancient Egyptians learn to harvest these crops? The arguments around this topic center around two options: beer… Continue reading Beer, Bread, and Money

Banana Chocolate Whole Wheat Muffins

This recipe was inspired by the aging bananas on the kitchen counter. Summer heat makes them go real fast so this recipe saved them. I hate throwing food away. If you’re bananas start to get black, either bake with them or peel them and store them in ziploc bags in the freezer for smoothies. Frozen… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Whole Wheat Muffins

Farro Spring Salad

Farro Spring Salad with Simple Roasted Chicken There’s no better way to highlight the spring harvest then a fresh salad. This salad is full of carrot, asparagus, herbs, lemon and farro, or wheat berry, to give it a little more body. Farro is a whole grain so its a great source of fiber and complex… Continue reading Farro Spring Salad