Monday, February 23, 2009
· 1 cup barley
· 6 cups chicken broth
· 1 cup onion, chopped
· ¼ teaspoon butter
· 3 Tablespoons fresh mint, or 1Tablespoon dried
· 2 Tablespoons parsley, minced
Place the barley and the broth in a soup kettle and cook for a few minutes.
Saute the onion in butter until it is golden and transparent.
Add to the soup kettle, together with the mint, parsley, salt and pepper.
Simmer the soup until the barley is soft.
Add a dollop of yogurt to each soup bowl.
Carbohydrate: 2 0g
Fiber: 2 g
Total Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Sodium: 595 mg (to reduce sodium use homemade or low sodium chicken broth)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
- 1 cup uncooked lentils
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 ¼ cups water
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 ½ Tablespoons parsley
- 1 dash cayenne
- 1 dash turmeric
- ¼ cups water, as needed
Combine water, lentils, salt in a pot.
Cook till lentils are soft.
Drain, reserve stock.
Heat oil in skillet and saute onions and garlic till onions are translucent.
Add parsley and spices and cook another minute.
Combine lentils, cooking water & onion mixture in a food processor, adding more water as needed till the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
Refrigerate a few hours before serving.
Spread on pita chips, crackers or use as a vegetable dip.
Monday, February 2, 2009
- 3 pounds chicken, cut up
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 16 ounce can corn (reserve liquid)
- 16 ounce can whole tomatoes drained and cut up
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
In a large saucepan, simmer the chicken in 4 cups or water with onion and poultry seasoning for 45 minutes.
Remove chicken and let cool; reserve the broth.
Skim fat from chicken broth.
Remove meat from chicken; discard skin and bones.
Cut meat into bite-size pieces.
In a large non-aluminum saucepan, combine chicken, chicken broth, corn, tomatoes and lemon juice.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Note: This recipe is even better with fresh corn and tomatoes. So when the season is right take advantage of preparing it in that fashion.