Friday, December 28, 2012

Vegetable barley soup


This was very delicious. The new year is coming up and I'm planning on becoming a weekday-vegetarian for a few months in the spring. The idea is to lose some weight and eat healthy. We will see how it goes. Firstly I will need to create a "vegetarian" label on this site. That will be helpful.

1 cup barley
3 carrots
28 oz diced tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 large yellow onion
1 clove garlic
10 oz mushrooms
3 stalks celery
0.25 tsp cayenne
0.25 tsp paprika
black pepper
2 cups broth
1 tbsp olive oil

Brown the sliced mushrooms. Dice the onions and pepper, slice the carrots and the celery. Mince the garlic.

Boil the barley in salty water until just tender. Drain.

Add the onion to the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Add the celery and pepper and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, cayenne and paprika and cook for 60 seconds.

Add the diced tomatoes with the juice, also the carrots. Pour in the broth. Simmer until carrots are slightly tender. Add the cooked barley.

Simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust heat, sweetness, salt and serve!

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