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Old 04-25-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Vegetable barley soup
1 1 /2 cups of sliced fresh carrots
1 medium onion chopped
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 fresh bay leaf
3 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 tsp salt or more if you prefer
2 cloves fresh garlic chopped
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp black pepper
1 can small red beans rinsed and drained
1 cup pearl barley
2 tbsp olive oil

Wash and chop vegetables, heat stock pot and add olive oil, saute all vegetables, garlic and onion for about 7 minutes. Add basil, bay leaf, salt, pepper and italian seasoning, stir well. Add broth a water, beans and barley. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer and cook soup until vegetables and barley are tender. I made some recently and I froze it. I made 4 quarts. You can use any vegetables you like.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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A quick recipe I use is:

2 cans chicken or beef stock
Dice or cube potato, carrots, onion
2 - 3 okra
When veggies are tender add favorite frozen veggies
( If you use fresh add sooner)
In Chicken stock I flavor with sage and savory
In beef stock I use bay
You can add barley, rice, pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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all these recipes look great but I usually make what we call Refrigerator Soup.

I put all my dabs of left over veggies in one pot in the freezer. When it gets full I add it to some broth with some seasoning and maybe a can of beans, or left over rice or left over meat scraps or maybe some fresh veggie if on hand.

I have to admit I never even thought of looking at a recipe for vegetable soup. This is the way my Mom made it.

Am I the only one who likes this use of leftovers?
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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all these recipes look great but I usually make what we call Refrigerator Soup.

I put all my dabs of left over veggies in one pot in the freezer. When it gets full I add it to some broth with some seasoning and maybe a can of beans, or left over rice or left over meat scraps or maybe some fresh veggie if on hand.

I have to admit I never even thought of looking at a recipe for vegetable soup. This is the way my Mom made it.

Am I the only one who likes this use of leftovers?
You're not alone. I love a clean out the refrig soup.
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