Cooking more than usual this week because want to bag my lunch for work.  Sometimes I am just so bored with the choices around my work area.  Anyway, looking forward to a few days of this…

On the menu: Zesty Steak, Barley & Portobello Salad

What you need:

  1. steak tenderloin
  2. sliced large portobello mushroom caps
  3. 1 med red onion sliced in rings
  4. 1/2 cup organic pearl barley (you can also use quinoa or couscous)
  5. 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  6. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  7. 1 tablespoon fermented soy sauce
  8. 2 tablespoons of butter
  9. 1 teaspoon garlic
  10. sea salt
  11. pepper

Put it together:

Cook in a small pot 1/2 cup of barley with 1 1/2 cup of water on low simmer. Takes about 30-40 minutes.

Rub steak with salt and pepper. Using a grill like pan melt 2 tablespoon of butter.  Cook steak to your desire, I suggest 3-4 minutes for a thick steak on each side.

In separate skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter add garlic and mushrooms and quickly saute till mushrooms are slightly tender then place in salad bowl to cool.

Once steak is done, remove and place on cutting board.  To the grill pan add 1 tablespoon butter and caramelize onions.

Slice steak length wise and add to salad bowl. Add chopped or loosely torn Italian parsley into bowl.

Mix dressing by adding vinegar, soy, and pepper for taste.

Add cooked barley and onions to salad bowl, toss with dressing.  Can be served slightly warm, but I prefer cold- so cover and refrigerate and eat for lunch the next day like me 😉

The macronutrient ratios for the Metabolic Typing Types:

Protein Type: 70% proteins & fats (40/30) / 30% carbohydrates

Carbohydrate Type: 60% carbohydrates / 40% proteins & fats (25/15)

Mix-Type: 50% carbohydrates / 50% proteins & fats (30/20)

*In General: Protein Types should avoid Gluten, Protein & Mix-Types should have high fiber, low-to-medium starch carbs, and sprouted grains.

*There is no calorie counting in the Metabolic Typing Diet. Reason being, if you eat for your body type, your body will know when to stop.  No over-eating.  No cravings.  No depriving.

*When it is available, try to buy grass-fed, free range, organic, and sustainable, local farm grown food; certainly no GMO. Click and read why and what are the most GMO products!

Go buy The Metabolic Typing Diet book and take the test to find out what you are!

Now learn  what happens to your food after you swallow it

Comments are cool!  Recipes rock!  So share and do both below!

About Jeanne Floresca - EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Jeanne Floresca is a Certified Matrix Reimprinting & EFT Practitioner and helps people find health, happiness, and love through self-healing. She also loves to write about ageless living, natural beauty, and mindful wellness. Find her at or

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