Easy Chicken Barley Soup

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  Recipe for Mochi Barley by Optimistic Kitchen Cooler weather always means soup to me.  I love making a big pot of yummy soup to help with meal planning for the week, either as a heat and eat on weeknights, a grab and go lunch in my thermos, or freeze in single servings for a future day when I need …

Chicken Fried Barley Rice

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Wondering how to make chicken fried rice less bad for you? I honestly don’t know who orders white rice when fried is on the table – aside from those of you who like to be somewhat healthier. Okay, I guess that’s a lot of us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go there every once in awhile. With this recipe, …

Peanut Butter Barley Cupcake with Banana

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Finally, the day of the delicious barley cupcake has arrived. Yes, we said barley. With help of our friends Sallys Baking Addiction and The Brown Eyed Baker  we have tweaked an amazing cupcake and found a way to add more fiber, texture and incredible flavor. They say if something isn’t broke don’t fix it and we agree, so we have combined a few …

Spicy Turkey Chili Over Barley

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One of the things we love about developing new recipes is taking a standard recipe that we have been making for a long time and changing it a little to making it a little healthier.  Spicy Turkey Chili packs a ton of flavor but has less calories, fat, and saturated fat than its traditional beef version. By serving it with …

Cajun Chicken with Dirty Barley

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This flavorful chicken recipe is the perfect combination of cajun flavor and comfort. This is one of those dishes that having leftovers will become rare. But, if there are any, the flavors seem to get better and better every day!