Photography by Jacquelyn Clark.
We’ve added a bit of grain and dairy back into our daily diet, adopting a modified Paleo diet. I just wasn’t getting enough quality calories, and found myself craving (and unable to resist) processed foods when at a friend’s house for dinner or eating out. Breakfast is always bacon and eggs, dinner is always a grilled meat with steamed or grilled vegetable. Lunch however was a daily toss up. So we added bread and cheese, both of high quality, and the cravings have disappeared, as well as the urge to binge indulge.
I can definitely tell a surge in insulin about 30 minutes after eating lunch. About an hour afterwards, I’ll start getting a little shaky. For that reason, and if we’re unable to maintain our weight, I’m not sure I’ll continue eating bread, instead switching to a higher quality pasta or oats for my daily serving of grain.
What does that have to do with Barley Risotto with Shrimp, Peas, and Parmesan? Nothing really. It’s just nice to see this gorgeous photo and recipe and know that I can actually have it at some point.