I’ll admit it. I used to hate hashtags. And then I got Twitter. And then Instagram. And then I got sucked in. I am not a crazy hashtagger, but I do use my fair share of them. And because I am feeling rather lazy today, I am going to revert to my new friend- #thehashtag- for this one. I promise I will make up for it with a tasty recipe at the end!
What I Ate
The lovely and wonderful Becky sent me a sample of Spark to try. I had heard so many great things about it and was very eager to see what all of the hype was about. I absolutely LOVED the flavor and it is great that it is full of vitamin B12! I am pretty sure that my body is not used to the caffeine though, because it crashed a little bit afterwards. I think this would be the perfect replacement for pop on those days when I actually feel like I do need some caffeine.
Well that was kind of fun, now wasn’t it? Make sure you head over to Jenn’s blog for other What I Ate Wednesday posts!
And make sure you keep on reading for a tasty Summertime salad…
Serves 2 as a meal or 4 as a side
3/4 cup black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
1/2 cup barley
1/2 cup sweet corn (I used frozen that I thawed, but fresh would be great!)
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced (you could also add jalapeno if you like things spicy)
1/4 small yellow or red onion, diced
1 cup of your favorite salsa
1/2 tsp garlic powder
fine sea salt, to taste
sriracha sauce, optional
1. Cook your black-eyed peas and barley according to the package directions. Let cool. I like to cook mine on the weekend and then throw this salad together for a quick weeknight meal.
2. Combined cooked and cooled black-eye peas and barley with the remaining ingredients. Stir until well-combined. Add additional salsa and/or sriracha sauce to your liking.
3. Refrigerate until cool.
I never thought I would be a black-eyed pea or barley eater, but it turns out that I love both!