Saturday, October 22, 2011

Easy Cabbage, Barley Soup with Ham

Cabbage, Barley and Ham Soup

A good autumn dish is soup.

3 medium potatoes diced
1 small onion diced
2-3 carrots diced
3 cloves garlic
1/3 c pot barley
4 cups chopped cabbage
1 can whole mushrooms
1 1/2 c diced ham
2 T oil or bacon fat....2 bacon slices diced
1 litre Campbell’s chicken stock
2 cups water
1/2 ground sage
2 tsp frozen chopped Italian parsley( I always have frozen on hand)
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onions, carrots and garlic and in oil a few minutes till onions are translucent.
Add diced bacon and remaining ingredients and simmer for about 40 minutes, until cabbage and barley are tender. I add two cups water to the litre of broth because I find it to salty by itself.  I freeze this as well, for nights when I want quick soup.o

This is also a good diet soup

on the heels of a five kilometre walk

 bringing me up to almost 

 100 kilometers in 40 days.....

and 11 pounds lighter.

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