Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The best healthy soup you ever had.

It is 8:52PM in Baltimore, cold, raining outside, and just the perfect time for this Barkenale (barley + chicken + kale) soup. This soup boasts of wholegrain (barley), leafy greens, protein, and is very colorful.  Try it and please let me know how you like it.
  1. 11/2 cup pearl barley
  2. 3 large carrots (cleaned and chopped)
  3. 3 large parsnips (cleaned and chopped)
  4. one bunch celery (cleaned and chopped)
  5. 1/2 onion (chopped)
  6. garlic
  7. black peper
  8. salt
  9. ginger
  10. fresh rosemary
  11. fresh sage
  12. fresh thyme
  13. Salmon (cubed)
  14. Boneless Chicken (cubed)
  15. Oil
  16. 12 cups of water
  17. 1 cube maggi
  18. Some Kale (washed and chopped)
  1. Season the salmon with salt or old bay and put in the oven for about 15mins or until it is golden
  2. In a pot, saut√© the onions and celery for 5mins
  3. Add the chicken and all the seasoning/spices
  4. Add the barley
  5. Add water
  6. Cook for about 20 mins or until the barley is chewable
  7. Add carrots, parsnips, and kale
  8. leave soup to cook for 5 mins
  9. Turn off heat
  10. Serve with cubes of salmon atop.

For the bread, just slice wholewheat french bread and coat with a mixture of olive oil + salt + pasta seasoning, and pop in the oven for about 5 mins.


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