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Friday, December 06, 2013


GoLocalProv and Dave's Marketplace have teamed up to offer "Healthy Meals to Cook At Home." This series offers some of New England's best ideas for healthy cooking delicious meals, made from fresh, wholesome ingredients, in your own kitchen. This week's recipe; Barley & Red Quinoa Medley, is simple to make, can be enjoyed as an entree or side dish, and is just as healthy as it is tasty.






  • 3 1.4 tablespoons Pearled Barley, rinsed & drained
  • 2 ½ tablespoons red quinoa, rinsed & drained
  • 4 tablespoons raw Golden Beets, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Purple Cabbage, shredded thinly & chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Baby Spinach, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Radicchio, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Carrots, shredded
  • ½ tablespoon Scallions, sliced
  • Zest from ¼ of an orange
  • Juice from ¼ of an orange
  • Dressing:
    • ¼ teaspoon Sesame Oil
    • 1 ¼ teaspoons Honey
    • ¼ teaspoon pureed Ginger
    • 2 1/12 teaspoons Ponzu Sauce


  • Bring ½ cup salted water to a boil. Rinse Barley and drain. Add Barley to boiling water. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer until just tender stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, drain and rinse under cold water. Chill.
  • Bring 1/3 cup of salted water to a boil. Rinse Quinoa and drain. Add Quinoa to boiling water. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer until just tender. Remove from heat, drain off any excess water. Chill.
  • Prep all other ingredients as directed. Place in a bowl and combine.
  • Whisk together ingredients for the dressing. Pour over mixture in bowl and mix to combine. Chill.



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