Wednesday, 29 October 2014

You Asked......And I Delivered!









As requested by my millions of faithful readers...

Here is the recipe for "Skinny Beef & Barley Soup"...

Found this on Pinterest... 

Hands up...

Who loves...

PINTEREST

I sure do...

Once I got the hang of it...

Anyway...

Off we go...






Skinny Beef & Barley Soup...

* 2 containers of low-sodium beef broth
* 1 lb lean ground beef
* 2 carrots  {sliced}
* 2 celery stocks {sliced}
* 1 zucchini {diced}
* 1 small onion chopped
* 1 small can diced tomatoes
* 1 cup barley
* 3 cups raw spinach
* freshly cracked pepper
* sea salt
* tsp thyme 
* 1 bay leaf
* tsp ground sage
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Brown the ground beef and drain excess fat...
Add to the beef broth and barley...
Bring to a boil...simmer for 15 minutes...
Add everything except the spinach...

Simmer uncovered for a couple of hours...stirring occasionally...
I let it go all day...covering for a while, and then uncovering...
I also added a cup of water and an Aurora beef cube...
Couple of pinches of sea salt...
Plenty of cracked pepper...
Spinach at the very end...
I also added some lentils and beans...dry...not next time, as they did not cook all the way through...
I also added a small bit of tiny macaroni...

Apparently it freezes well....I don't have enough to freeze!!!!
It is also recognized by Weight Watchers and has about 100 calories/cup...

If you make it...let me know...it is one of those soups that you can really clean out your fridge...bok choy would be good!!

SO...there you go...hope you enjoy it!!!

Hope you all had a great day...

Still having some questionable weather here...some sun...mostly cloud...
And that relentless wind....geesh!!

We got a new car today...very happy...very snappy...Infiniti Q60S coupe!
Replaces our G37S...sad...but happy...beautiful car♥️

I have a ham bone in the slow cooker...
Pea soup is up next!!
I really do prefer cold weather comfort food...don't you??

Having crispy pork chops...roasted potatoes and carrots...bok choy...


Enjoy the rest of your day...

Cheers!  :o)
linda

49 comments:

  1. The soup looks really good and heart warming, Linda. Your new car sounds very nice. I hope you enjoy it. It's calling for snow here on Sunday. Yep. Wet snow and maybe lots of it. Bring it on. LOL I know it won't last at this point. Rainy here today but mild. Enjoy your evening.

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  2. Sounds like my hamburger soup recipe, but haven't tired it with spinach. I love soup especially when it is chilly out, been stocking up the freezer with some veg soup and some beef soup.
    A new car ... sounds wonderful and impressive :) we are van people.

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    1. We love soup here too....
      There is always something to eat.....when you have homemade soup in the fridge!
      We also have an SUV.....for hauling stuff to the cottage....

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  3. that's a great looking soup and I like your additions!

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  4. Beautiful recipe, Linda
    Dare I try it I wonder?
    It might look like a dog's breakfast if I did . . . lol

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      It is as easy as pie.....right Martha?
      Peter would love it!

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    2. ok I'll have a go . . . lol

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    3. lol . . . I thought somehow you might , , , ,

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  5. Fantastic recipe! I LOVE a good homemade soup, especially as the weather starts getting colder and colder. Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to PIN it :)

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    1. WOW! Thanks Martha....but the original is already on Pinterest.....you should look for it there....

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  6. Oh this looks YUMMY ! can it be done in a slow cooker/crock pot ? I love using mine a lot lol ! Yes it is getting chilly out now . Thanks for sharing . Have a good evening .

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    1. Absolutely Elaine....except I feel it needs to thicken by being uncovered...but it did say it could be done in a crockpot...
      Let me know if you make it!

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  7. The retired-guy would love that soup. Thanks for the recipe, Linda. Congrats on the new car. It sounds like a beauty. It's cool here, too and time now to wear scarves and gloves now. And windy...wow! Hope Miss V is doing well. It must soon be time for a visit to Nana's. Hugs, Deb

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    1. It is cool here too.....I think your area is going to get a LOT of moisture!
      As a matter of fact, I am picking her up tomorrow....can't wait!
      How is Gwynn?

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    2. She was just here today. She's doing great and walking everywhere now. It happens so fast. She is such a sweetheart.

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  8. I'm raising my hand and fluttering it about too! How am I suppose to find you on Pinterest when you don't have a button??? And don't tell me it's staring me in the face because then I know I will HAVE to go to the eye doctor sooner than later:)

    That's some good lookin' soup you have there. I may just need to Pin it!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Linda...

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    1. Hi ~~Louise~~...
      I never added the button to my blog...but I do have a few boards...so much fun!
      The soup is delish!

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  9. Looks delish! We love soup....so good and easy on the cook!

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    1. This one comes together very quickly...
      And mostly everything is already on hand!

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  10. Oh, Pinterest! I love it! I can't stop pinning cats.

    Yes, I love cold weather comfort food. I made a wonderful stew last week. The next thing I want to make is pork schnitzel then roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.

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    1. It is fun to browse in the evening...while SPORTS is on! hahaha!
      Good things coming up in your kitchen!

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  11. Looks delicious and healthy...definitely going to try it. I don't find many soups with ground beef and you're right...lots of fun things to be found from the fridge to toss in it!

    Hurray on the new wheels! :)

    Jane xx

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    1. Hi Jane...
      Let me know if you make it!
      The car is awesome!!

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  12. I love barley. Must make beef barley soup myself soon!

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    1. You do that Debra...before you dot another "I".....hahaha!

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    1. Well.....I guess so!
      After all.... you are the Spooky Whisk!

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  14. Looks good! I prefer comfort foods and cold weather too! I make a beef barley soup too that is a huge favorite here. Although, not skinny!
    Congrats on the new car. Yours, or his?
    xo Kris

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    1. MINE!!!!!♥️
      But.....I do share!

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  15. Adding the macaroni - it looks like minestrone. Sounds lovely and so perfect for the weather going on around here now! Take care.

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    1. Yes...that was what I thought Dixie!
      The weather sucks!

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  16. aha.
    now when you're not creating everything under the sun .... like this glorious soup for just ONE example ...
    you'll be JOY RIDING!
    :D
    XOXO♥ well. now. i'm going away from here. i'm suddenly very hungry.

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    1. Yes indeedy! Joyriding...love it!

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  17. Hmm...I have two days of blog catching up, LK. First of all, I realized why I so enjoy reading your blogs and maybe one of the reasons others might also. It's very comforting! Food, flowers, family...all such wonderful subjects. I also like your sense of humour. Today it's your comment about your "millions of faithful readers." You never know, it might come to that one day! :)

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    1. And....this Hester....is why I like you so much!
      You are always looking on the bright side....I like that!
      Thanks for following my daily thoughts♥️

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  18. Yum to the soup. I would like to make my own but my tendency is to buy it instead. But this looks soooooooo good. Yay for the new wheels!

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    1. Soup is sooooo easy.....and so tasty.....and.....inexpensive too!
      The new wheels are awesome!

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  19. When the weather gets chlly (11C and rain) there is nothing better than a big pot of steamy soup. Yours looks yummy! I must try this recipe which looks easy enough for even me to succeed at!

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    1. Substitute the barley for rice.....add Romano beans...Mark should be okay with that!
      Of course you can make it.....you are an excellent cook!

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  20. Soup, soup, glorious soup, nothing quite like it for warming the bones! xx

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  21. Wow, that does look good. THanks.

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