8.22.2010

A Big Old Pot of IC Friendly Soup

By Miranda

My husband is sick right now, so naturally he was craving soup for dinner tonight. I have yet to find even an organic canned or packaged soup that doesn't irritate my bladder, and while I could have just made him a can of his own, I decided to take on the challenge of making a big old pot of IC friendly soup that we could both enjoy and would last the next couple of days until he is well. I've actually never made homemade soup before, but it came out really good and it's been two hours and I don't have a flare, so I think I'm in clear!

IC Friendly Chicken Soup with Barley

Ingredients
2 boxes Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Broth
3 celery stalks
1 large potato
1 bag frozen Columbia River Organics Harvest Trio (carrots, peas, and corn)
2 cups Mother's 100% Whole Grain Barley (cooked)
*You can use noodles or rice instead, but I've been on a barley kick lately
6 cloves garlic
Parsley
Sea Salt
Pepper
Garlic Salt

It was actually a pretty simple process. I started out cooking the barley with a pinch of salt for about 14 minutes. While it was cooking I chopped the celery and potato.

I took out a big old pot and sauteed the garlic cloves with some olive oil for a minute. Then I added the celery and carrots and sauteed for another minute. I poured in the chicken broth, sprinkled the parsley, salt, and pepper in, and left it simmering on medium heat for about 20 minutes.


After 20 minutes, I added the harvest mix (which I had already heated) and let it simmer for 4 more minutes. In the meantime, I heated up 2 whole wheat rolls for dipping. Then added the barley, let it sit for another 3 minutes, and it was ready to serve, after a quick taste-test and approval from Joey.




Mission accomplished.

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