January 08, 2008

It's soup!!!

I had soup at a friend's home yesterday and it inspired me to do my own version tonight. Basically what I did...

Mirepoix (1/2 onion, 1/4 carrot, 1/4 celery - these are not measurements in cups but rather a formula for mirepoix like 2:1:1 - so if you have 1 cup onion then you have 1/2 cup carrot and 1/2 cup celery and so forth)
Chopped sweet potato (5 small peeled and diced)
Chopped zucchini (2 diced)
Chopped acorn squash (1 peeled and diced)
salt and pepper to taste
nutmeg pinch
curry powder to taste
Garbanzo beans (about three cups)
1 small box frozen spinach
Vegetable Broth (32 ounce box)
Water (about 8 cups or so)
Can of diced tomatoes (large can)
2 cups uncooked barley

Saute' all vegetables in olive oil. Add precooked garbanzo beans. Add broth, water, tomatoes, spinach and bring up to boiling. Add the barley and cook until plumped and ready. Serve with cornbread, herb bread or crackers. I think I might be making a carrot and herb bread tomorrow to enjoy with it for lunch. YUM!!!

I made a rather large batch. It fed 6 easily and we have lots of left over for tomorrow for lunch.


  1. Did you enjoy it? I've been having the worst luck with soups lately - they seem so bland!! Your soup looks like it would fit into my program perfectly - no oil!

  2. Yes, it was very good and I used low salt items like the broth and such for Dan's dietary needs. I did add a bit of salt to my own but it did not need much. The only oil I ever use is to saute veggies and it is always olive oil when I do.