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  1. Low GI Recipe: Mushroom-Thyme Orzotto

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    July 5, 2011 by Johanna Burani

    Low GI Recipe: Mushroom-Thyme Orzotto

    I’ve just returned from our summer visit to our home in Friuli, Italy.  As always, I spent loads of time with my friend, Vanda.  When we are together we inevitably start talking about food – new recipes, seasonal ingredients and things like that.  This time was no different.  Since Vanda is not a pasta enthusiast (silly girl!), we discussed the different ways we use barley in our homes.  She uses it in place of arborio rice because, being diabetic, she’s found that her blood glucose levels are much better with barley consumption.  On the plane ride home, I started thinking about this recipe.  I made it for dinner the other night and we liked it.  I hope you will too. keep reading »


Gushers vs Tricklers


"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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