We all know just how important it is to have a healthy, balanced diet but let’s be honest, sometimes coming up with something new and delicious to eat can be a proper pain so let us help you out by sharing one of our favourite, no nonsense recipes:

Sarah’s Hot Pearl Barley Salad with feta, coriander and roasted Mediterranean vegetables
(Serves two)


1 Aubergine – topped, tailed and cut roughly
1 red pepper – de stalked and de seeded. Roughly cut
1 orange pepper – de stalked and de seeded. Roughly cut
1 Courgette
Fresh baby tomatoes
Peeled garlic cloves, to taste
Olive oil
Fresh Coriander chopped
Feta Cheese – chopped
Pearl Barley – enough for 2


Chuck all the vegetables and garlic in a roasting tray, sprinkle with oil and season well. Roast in a pre-heated oven at 180C fan until cooked (about 30 mins).

Meanwhile, boil and drain the pearl barley (you can add passata to the boiling liquor if you want red barley).

In a big bowl, mix the cooked pearl barley, roasted vegetables, chopped coriander and feta, and lightly combine. Add seasoning to taste (for more spice add a handful of chilli flakes).

Either serve warm with roast meat, a wedge of lime and a green salad, or simply cold with a big blob of mayonaise!