Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Back to the Basics

But sometimes the basics are good. Like when there's a comforting soup ready and waiting for you when you get home. Darlene mostly followed the recipe in The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas for this Lentil Barley Soup. We're really into barley in soups lately - it brings a nice added flavor and texture to the party. The rest was well, basic. Onions, carrots, celery, garlic, lentils, veg. boullion, water, and seasoned with bay leaves and salt & pepper. We had it with a little fresh parsley on top and some pumpernickel bread on the side and it really hit the spot.

6 comments:

springsandwells said...

mmm I know what you mean... barley in soup is the BEST. It's got a great flavor and texture.... Now I want veggie soup with barley! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Chris said...

Any time Amey :-)

kathyF said...

Well, it is Lent--time for back to basics, no frills suppers.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I love a nice hot bowl of soup and barley is wonderful in it.

Veganluv said...

You sounded like Alton Brown describing this soup.
I love barley also.

Chris said...

I do like Alton Brown. Now if only he'd go vegan...