We are halfway through winter and on the cold dark nights we crave comfort foods. Although I am in sunny tropical Queensland we still feel the cold in winter as we are acclimatised to the heat. It’s a real challenge to find a warming winter food that isn’t loaded with fat, carbs and calories. We have found a hearty soup that really hits the spot.
We made a great slow cooker chicken and vegetable soup yesterday. It’s really tasty, easy to make and low fat.
All you do is chuck all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and leave it for 3 hours, it doesn’t get much easier than that.
2 cups dried pearl barley
500g frozen winter vegetables
1 litre chicken stock
1 litre water
1 teaspoon white pepper
I think that’s everything, I’m going from memory here.
After the cooking time season to taste and serve with rustic sourdough bread, yum!
We got 6 decent sized serves from the recipe.