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Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: March 17, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Barley is one of the oldest cultivated cereal grains and a great choice for soups, stews and casseroles. It has long been used in brewing beer and making whiskey, but it has also been a popular starch in many cultures. Unfortunately, it has not remained in favor as much as rice, pasta or potatoes, even though it is amazingly tasty and good for you - in many ways better than other starches.

Barley must have its outer hull stripped away to make it edible. The form that is available in most grocery stores is pearled barley, which has been hulled and then processed to remove the bran. In the process it is polished, resulting in a pearled sheen. Barley

Featured Recipe

BarleyPork Tenderloin with Barley Casserole
Not only is my mom really cool, but she can be relied on for some great meals. Not long ago she served a variation of this barley dish that I loved so much I couldn't help but tweak it a bit. There's not much different except that I added the pork tenderloin where she has generally served this as a side dish. It's a warm and hearty dish full of savory flavors and the barley is so good for you with a ton of fiber.

This recipe is safe for Coumadin® (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux. It is also low in sodium and lactose-free.

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