Feed the Carb Monster Soup Mixes
Lentil and Barley Soup

Shared from The New Glucose Revolution page 240
--Vegetarian Friendly
--5 Day Pouch Test: Days 1-2

Both lentils and barely are low- glycemic index, and each with their distinctive flavors, contribute to make this zesty, satisfying winter soup a meal in itself. The turmeric and curry powder lend an exotic flavor.

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1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced hot peppers
6 cups water
1 1/2 cups prepared vegetable or chicken stock
1 cup red lentils
1/2 cup pearl barley
1 15-ounce can tomatoes, undrained and crushed
freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley or coriander for garnish

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, cover and cook gently for about 10 minutes or until beginning to brown, stirring frequently.

Add the next 5 ingredients (garlic through hot peppers) ad cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir in the water, stock, lentils, barley, tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until the lentils and barley are tender.

Serve sprinkled with parsley or coriander.

Per 1 cup serving: 180 calories, 25 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams dietary fiber, 5 grams fat and 12 grams protein.

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