Barley & Mushroom Pilaf Recipe
1 tablespoon Soft margarine
1 Onion, chopped
3/4 lb Mushrooms, sliced
1 cup Pot barley or pearl barley**
3 cup Hot chicken stock
1/2 cup Chopped fresh parsley
Freshly ground pepper
**Choose pot barley when possible because it is higher in fiber. They
take the same length to cook. May be prepared a day in advance for a
buffet and refrigerated. Reheat, covered in 350F oven for 30 min.
Serve as an alternative to rice or potatoes. Vary by adding chopped
almonds, celery or green onion, fresh dill, thyme or basil.
In nonstick skillet, melt margarine over medium heat; add onion and
cook for about 2 min or until softened. Add mushrooms and cook,
stirring occasionally for 5 min.
Transfer mixture to 11x7" baking dish; add barkey and chicken stock.
Bake, covered, in 350F oven for 1 hour; uncover and bake for 10 min
longer. OR bake in 325F oven for 1 1/2 hours. Stir in parsley and
pepper to taste. Makes 8 servings, 2/3 cup.
Per 2/3 cup serving, 122 calories 2 g fat, 295 mg sodium, 5 g
protein, 21 g carbohydrate Good source of fiber, excellent niacin 1
starch, 1/2 fruit & veg, 1 fat choice
Source: The Lighthearted Cookbook by Ann Lindsay Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Ontario 1988. Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier
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A few tips on healthy eating
If your aim is to lose weight and also enhance your all round well-being, among other things you really should follow a thoughtfully planned healthy-minded dietary regime. In a perfect world, this ought to include five helpings of grains and vegetables every day and take in the right proportion of nutrients.
The argument against low carbohydrate diets
Its popular as hell, but it is really safe for you?
Multiple studies recently have illustrated that eating too much animal fat causes greater chance of cancer, heart conditions and other serious conditions.
Eliminating carbs could mean missing out on required nutrients from healthy foods which must be part of any well-balanced diet, especially those that we get from vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
Foods containing allyl sulfides
( includes pickled shallots, onions and welsh onion)
The onion family is rich in allyl sulfides, a chemical which experts believe could be linked to a reduced risk of stomach and colon cancer.
Even though there is very little scientific evidence obtainable, allyl sulphides are also thought to help with antiinflammatory effect, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Foods containing allyl sulfides are also low in calories, so should be a part of every diet system.
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