Barley Mash

Barley is a very versatile and nutritious grain and can be used for any meal of the day. You can make a simple barley cereal for breakfast. A savory stew for lunch or dinner. Or, a sweet dessert when combined with apples. Try soaking the barley in water before boiling. It will help increase its […]

Barley Cereal

You’ve heard of oatmeal cereal or rice cereal for babies, but have you heard of barley cereal? Yes, you heard right. Actually, some doctors say skip the rice cereal that you see on the shelves and go straight to barley – as for some babies can’t tolerate the rice as it can give them gas […]

Broccoli, Quinoa & Barley Puree

Welcome to the whole grains party! This is one delicious porridge of a puree! Speaking of porridge, when starting out your little ones with food, you may think you want to start the rice cereal route. I mean, we’ve all strolled through the baby food aisle and that’s what they offer you. So, you think that […]

Ditch the Baby Cereal?

For years, commercially produced white rice cereal has been a common first food for babies. For many reasons, really: there are few rice allergies, it’s easy to digest, even easier to make and it’s usually fortified with iron, which is considered especially important for exclusively breastfed babies. But that’s not the whole story. Commercially produced […]