I always have to make sure I don’t type barely. BARELY BOWLS. This isn’t that. It’s barley.
You know I love a good grain bowl. Especially in the fall. I feel like autumn and grain bowls are lovers meant to be. Like Romeo and Juliet minus all the deaths.
AND this one is vegetarian! I do listen, you guys. I do listen.
Let us peepeth!
Those pears, aren’t they stunners? I made sure to write down the exact kind, but my store’s little sign said RED pears. Hahahaha. RED? Okay, HyVee. Maybe they’re a Bosc? I’m not sure. Find some pretty pears and call it.
The kale is bagged, the barley is quick cooking and the shallot is for the dressing. Yew ready?
This photo isn’t really for anything. I posted it in Stories and decided to post it here, too. That recipe on the right isn’t even this. It’s below the spaghetti one which I posted last week.
Let’s roast some sweet potatoes! About 40 minutes at 400.
While that’s going, you’ll make the dressing (which is just olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary and minced shallot), massage the kale just a tad with it (sorry), and thinly slice your pear. That’s honestly it.
Oh! And cook your barley.
See, what happens is I get so involved in making the video that I forget to grab photos for the recipe. It’s just what happens, okay?
You don’t care though, you just want to see it all together.
Here we go! The kale is on the bottom, the tender barley (not barely) gets added, along with the roasted sweet potatoes and thinly sliced pears. Toss it all with your rosemary shallot dressing and you’ve got something nothing short of phenom. Really.
I can’t put into words how delicious the sweetness of the pear is next to the shallot dressing. Unbelievably flavorful. The kale is earthy, the sweet potatoes are . . . well, sweet. It’s all autumn perfection for the mouth.
There is no argument here.
Nothing gets mushy, you know? The kale has HEFT, so it stands up to the weight of everything else. And listen, you can go heavier with the barley and lighter with the kale if that’s more your thing. I won’t tell.
But please, for the love of all that is holy get in this.
Hi, fall just fell into your face.