Vegetarian Barley-Vegetable Soup Recipe
2 each Med Onions, peeled & diced
2 each Lg Carrots, scraped & diced
2 each Stalks Celery, chopped
3 tablespoon Butter or margarine
1 can Tomatoes, chopped-1 lb 12 oz
8 cup Water
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup Pearl Barley
2 cup Frozen green beans or peas *
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh Dill
* (cut up up the frozen green beans or green peas to make 2 cups)
Saute onions, carrots, and celery in heated butter or margarine in a
large kettle for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, basil, thyme, salt,
and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley and lower heat. Cook
slowly, covered, 1 1/2 hours, until barley is tender. Stir in beans
or peas during last 10 mins. of cooking. Remove from heat and stir
Serves 10-12. Good for informal lunch or supper.
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Foods containing allyl sulfides
( includes pickled shallots, chives and spring onions)
The onion, leek and garlic range of vegetables is rich in allyl sulfides, a chemical which experts believe might be linked to a reduced risk of stomach and colon cancer.
Even though there is precious little definitive proof published, allyl sulphides are also believed to help with colds, arteriosclerosis and fatigue.
Foods containing allyl sulfides also have a low calorie count, so you should add them to your diet system.
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