Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Mushroom and Barley Soup

Friday, January 7, 2022

Mushroom and Barley Soup

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Baby, it was not cold outside for Christmas, but Jack Frost came out swinging for the new year. As I sit here today, I'm bundled up thinking about all the good things in life that are hot and bring much needed comfort now that we're in the thick of winter: blankets, baths, tea, and soup. These are the things that are going to keep me sane for the next few months. Lately I've been making big batches of soup to get us by, some tried and true recipes and a few new ones that are quickly becoming favorites, like this Mushroom and Barley Soup recipe from Golden Blossom Honey. 
 

Soups that are heavy on the veggies are always my favorite, so I had a feeling that this one was going to be a hit here. I don't use barley often, and I can't tell you why, but its addition to this recipe knocked it out of the park for me. There are so many great textures here, but if you just can't do a completely veggie based soup (like my husband), there's nothing wrong with adding in some sausage or shredded chicken to the pot. If you're trying to stay on the lighter side of things, you can omit the sour cream without a sense of loss to the overall flavor, or simply use Greek yogurt as a healthier alternative. 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onions, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon flour
10 cups low salt chicken broth
1 1/4 cups pearl barley, rinsed
1 1/2 cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch dice
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 teaspoons dill
1/2 cup sour cream
 
 
 
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26 comments:

  1. Looks really lovely and comforting, love that blue dish that looks like it is covered with snow. We always put noodles in soup here in my country, they are produced specifically for soups, and also come in the shapes of stars or little flakes. We used to make them ourselves when I was little, my grandmother would cover the whole kitchen with bed sheets and then spread fresh pasta on it to dry before storing.

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    1. I bet your noodles were nom, nom! I just found my pasta maker while cleaning my basement yesterday. Jason bought it for me as soon as I went vegetarian, but I never did open the box and learn to use it. I might try my hand at it sometime this winter though. Little stars noodles sound so fun! Do you have a good easy past recipe to start with?

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    2. Never took it from my grandmother but I think classic soup noodles are made just with eggs and flour and nothing else. You should follow Pasta Grannies on Facebook, they make them every week LOL You probably have soup noodles in that Serbian shop in Chicago. We call them REZANCI (C pronounced as TZ).

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  2. Now Talk About A True Bone Sticking Meal - Well Done My Friend - Wishing You And The Whole Family All The Best In 2022

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks, Padre! Hope you're having a great start to the new year!

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  3. I need to make this soup! It has all of my favorite things, although, I don't think the rest of my family would enjoy it. They love all things meat! I have way too many comfort foods to list them all, but I still reach for the pint of Ben & Jerrys in Double Fudge Brownie even in the freezing cold.

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    1. Ice cream knows no season. It's welcome year round here as well!

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  4. Gracias por la receta se ve muy rica- Te mando un beso

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  5. That sounds yummy! I have never used barley in a recipe. I made white chicken chili yesterday. Winter comfort is definitely soups and tea for me. I love to warm milk in the microwave and add a bag of Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice herbal tea. So good! This coming week I’m trying a new soup: Creamy Chicken Ramen.

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    1. I have never been a milk and tea girl, but I think you've got me sold on wanting to try the Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice with milk. Sounds warm and inviting.

      How did your new soup recipe turn out?

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  6. Mushrooms are a win indeed. Still friggin flip flops here. One moment cold, one moment hot. Pffft

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    1. Flip flops? It's definitely been mild here with just a few little snows, but it quickly melts. My yard is a pile of mud right now.

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  7. My favorite winter comfort item is Florida sunshine and believe me when I say I count my blessings every single day. I don't like cold weather, especially driving in it. The barley is a good addition. I don't use it much either, but I like it, so I'm not sure why I don't. Headed over to Golden Blossom to check out their soup section.

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    1. I am so jelly of that FL sunshine you get to bask in, but happy that you seem to be much happier in FL than you ever were in MI. Soak up that sunshine enough for the both of us my friend!

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  8. I don't like mushrooms but this still looks really tasty! Soup is always such a good meal for colder weather! :)

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :)

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    1. I think mushrooms are one of those foods you either love or you hate with no middle ground. Soup is definitely great for comfort on cold days!

      Have a great weekend, Mica!

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  9. love mushroom....
    I'll try your recipe.....

    Thank you for sharing

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  10. Hot chocolate made with milk

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  11. New soup was yum! Carrots, red pepper, chicken, broth, coconut milk and ramen noodles.

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    1. That sounds really good! I have all of that on hand. I may have to improvise me a recipe for lunch today and give it a whirl.

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  12. It was heavy snow here in yesterday and today. This hot mushroom and Barley soup really goes well this cold times. Thanks for the recipe.

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