On cold, rainy days, a nice warm meal - like this baked barley stew recipe - is the best. Although it needs to cook for quite a while, the benefit of oven-baked healthy vegan recipes is that you can leave them on your own while you curl up in bed with a book.
It has been pouring all day long here in Kotor, Montenegro. Luckily, we took yesterday to hike up to the top of the wall surrounding this cool Medieval village (our hike is at the end of the video). Yesterday was a beautiful day, and we had gorgeous views out to the bay.
We had picked up some barley at the store, so I made it into a baked vegetable dish. If you're short on time, you could make this with another grain (quinoa, brown rice, rolled oats) instead.
Prep time: 15 minutesCook Time: 60 minutesTime from start to eating: 75 minutesMakes 4 servings