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).
Baked Halibut with Tomatoes Short Sharp Chops Double Cheese Potato Tart Watercress and Green Beans Green Lentil Soup Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Kidney Bean Salad Low Carb Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Sun-Dried Tomato and Cheese Sandwiches Rosemary Focaccia
James Joyce said that “mistakes are the portals of discovery.” I wonder if insulin levels have been our mistake. Could it be that this hellish week of blood sugars were somehow meant to be? Drastic times call for drastic measures, right? Maybe we were too afraid in the past to take the plunge into drastic measures. Maybe this is oddly what we needed. We had to be truly frightened in order to make bigger, bolder changes. ...