The Low GI Grain
Nutty in flavor, springy and slightly chewy in texture, barley is an ancient grain that's new again. Get a load of its nutritional content and glycemic index ranking (the lowest!), and you'll want to have some on hand at all times. Different barley preparations can have a delicious place at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, surprise, even dessert (just swap out half of a recipe's regular flour for the same amount of barley flour).
Vanilla Crumb Crust Green Beans with Mushrooms Marsala Spaghetti Squash Slaw Marinated Shrimp with Remoulade Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas Feta-Spinach Dip Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Mushroom and Onion Frittata Asparagus Spanakopita Shish Kabobs with Onions and Hoisin Sauce
One of the "parents' business" items on our current trip to Virginia was a visit by a case nurse from an agency that is trying to get the Out-Laws additional personal and health assistance. While the old folk found her questions intrusive, they were reasonable follow-ons based on the OutLaws' current states of cognitive and physical health. One of the sets of questions was about their medications. A list of them was posted on the door to the den. The case nurse assumed...