Monthly Archives: June 2016

Barley is Gnarley!

When the Barader was here with his family from Germany, he made breakfast that was suggested to him that was heart healthy and low cholesterol.
Cooked Barley!
It is like eating oatmeal with more benefits.

So you soak the barley overnight in water so they are all covered. I didn’t measure, I just dumped a bunch in a bowl. I’m gonna guess it was about 2 cups.

Then drain and rinse it and bring 4 cups water to a boil and stir in barley.

Keep cooking until pretty much all the water is absorbed. About an hour.

Then put whatever you want in it!
Berres- dried or fresh
Chia seeds
I added unsweetened applesauce for when I heat it up in the morning at work.

Healthy and easy!



Clean Eating and Cucumbers

Ordered a cookbook with a detox and a collection of clean recipes from Clean Eating Magazine. High cholesterol, need to lose weight, need to get healthy in general.
We are planning on moving to the ‘burbs, up 400, to be closer to our work(s). Have already moved the girls’ daycare to Roswell, and need to get house on market in next 2 weeks.
Made balsamic baked chicken breasts, quinoa with vegetable stock, and a yummy Asian cucumber salad.

-2-3 cucumbers , sliced thin on a mandolin or with a knife
-put cukes in colander with about 3 large pinches of sea salt. Let drain for about 1 hour
In a bowl, put the following
-half a red onion, thinly sliced
-1 cup Cole slaw mix
-2-3 sliced scallions

After cukes sit, add to rest of ingredients and then mix in measuring cup or bowl
-1T soy sauce
-dash lemongrass
-juice of one lime
-1T red wine vinegar
-1 to 2 T rice wine vinegar
-2T olive oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil
-1t granulated garlic
-1T ginger
I added a little fish sauce and shrimp paste for more flavor

Toss all ingredients with sauce and let sit for about 10-15 minutes. Then I removed the mix from the ‘dressing’ so it won’t get as soggy and save the juice for marinade for some fish or chicken in a day or two.

So good!!! It will sit overnight and be YUM. Cucumbers in the summer in any fashion are the best!