Amish Friendship Soup

So on Tuesday we had an Amish mystery, Where Hope Dwells, so of course we need an Amish recipe.

Who else thinks of these guys when they hear “Amish”.

This recipe comes from Recipelion.comIt can be made to eat or dry ingredients layered in a jar and given to a friend with written directions on how to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup of Dry Split Peas, Sorted & Rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup of Dried Lentils, Sorted & Rinsed
  • 1/3 Cup of Beef Bouillon, (I used Chicken as I didn’t have Beef)
  • 1/4 Cup of Pearl Barley
  • 1/4 Cup of Diced Minced Onion
  • 2 Teaspoons of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Cup of Small Pasta Noodles
  • 1lb of Ground Beef
  • 3 Quarts of Water
  • 1 28-oz Can of Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
  • 2 Carrots , Chopped (optional)
  • Spinach (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Return cooked beef to to the pot.
  3. Add peas, lentils, bouillon, pearl barley, onion, italian seasoning, water, carrots, and tomatoes.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 mins.
  5. Add pasta and spinach and simmer for 20-25 mins, or until pasta, peas, lentils, and barley are tender.

Thoughts After Cooking:

So I thought this soup was pretty good, but not as good as some others I have made. The nice thing was that it was extremely easy to make.

For more Amish recipes, go to Amish Baked Oatmeal

For more Pinterest recipes, go to Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots

For more soup recipes, go to Lemon Tree Dwelling’s Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Easy Lentil Soup

January is National Soup Month

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January is national soup month, so it is time to share a soup recipe! This soup was originally Slow Cooker Easy Vegan Lentil Soup, but I didn’t make it vegan, and omitted a few ingredients, so I decided to change the title. This recipe is from Gina-Michele.com and I found it on pinterest. 

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Ingredients:

  • 1 15-oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 16-oz Bag of Dry Lentils
  • 2 Large Sliced Carrots
  • 2 Cups of Baby Spinach
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 8 Cups of Low Sodium Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock (if you aren’t vegan)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients, except spinach, in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. Add spinach 10 mins before cooking time is complete.

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Slow Cooker Easy Lentil Soup

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Thoughts After Cooking:

This is so good and so easy to make. I LOVED it and know I will make it again and again.

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For more soup recipes, go to Easy Tomato Soup

For more slow cooker recipes, go to The “Best” Green Bean Casserole

For more Pinterest recipes, go to Baked Tomatoes With Mozzarella & Parmesan

Vegetable Soup

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So you have heard of my sister blog: janeaustenrunsmylife.wordpress.com, but I have another sister blog. This one is thecatwhowroteablog.wordpress.com. This blog covers all the books in The Cat Who… mystery series, making recipes mentioned in the book from The Cat Who Cookbook. This recipe is from there.

Now you may wonder, why didn’t I just repost the blog post, like I did for Pride & Prescience (Or a Truth Universally Acknowledged) ? Well thecatwhowroteablog does things a little differently than I do. They post every recipe they make from the particular book in one post, while I like to draw it out doing one at a time.

Thoughts Before Cooking:

I was looking for recipes to use that were low sodium and such for my nana who was visiting. This  recipe was perfect for the cool day and her dietary restrictions.

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Ingredients:

  • 2  14.5 Ounce Cans of Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Cup of  Chopped Celery
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup of Sliced Carrots
  • 1 Cup of Diced Potatoes
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1/4 Cup of Barley
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a pot and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender and are cooked.
  2. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
  3. Serves 4-6 people.

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Thoughts After Cooking:

While thecatwhowroteablog used lentils instead of barely, I went the way the recipe is actually written.

So my soup wasn’t as good as thecatwhowroteablog claimed this recipe was. I think that mostly had to do with the fact that my grandmother with health issues was joining us, and I had to use the low sodium bland vegetable broth.

It wasn’t horrible, but with regular broth it would have tasted a whole lot better.

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For more soup recipes, go to Zucchini-Tomato Soup

For more low calorie recipes, go to Dark Choco Almond Butter Cookies

For more recipes, go to Cheesy Pesto Pull Apart Bread