Oh man this was so good! I followed this recipe as it was written (except I had to use garlic powder since I didn't have the real stuff and threw some chicken in there for my hubby). Definitely will be making this again!
We are trying to do a meatless dinner once a week and this fit the bill perfectly. I made two changes. I doubled the mushrooms (the amount called for didn't look like enough) and added a little salt after tasting. I used a black quinoa. Will be making this again. Great flavors and textures.
Everyone who has commented on this recipe has done some tweaking; I am no exception! I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil; used beef stock instead of vegetable. I think the beef was too intense and I wasn't crazy about the dried basil. I will make again w/o the basil and switch back to veggy or chicken stock. The quinoa and barley was great. Made for Aus/NZ Make My Tag Reunion 2011
I made about half the recipe, which was three large servings of soup. I ended up using more veggies than called for, plus added a good handful of dried mushrooms that I had soaked overnight. The soaking liquid made up part of the broth for the soup, and provides a real oomph in flavor to veggie broths. The original quantity of veggies ends up in a more brothy soup than I wanted, so I opted for adding more. I did not have basil, used dried thyme (and dried basil does little for me anyway). But just before serving I realized I had some pesto in the fridge - a spoon of that in the soup bowl really enhanced things. Thanks for a very nice recipe.
Really nice recipe! I cooked my onion and garlic in 2T of butter. I used amaranth in place of quiona and it was perfect, still had the nutty flavor that the quiona offers. I used a bit of extra carrot and a little less broth because I only had quick cooking barely, which I added halfway through the cooking period. Great healthy soup, thanks.
I loved this one and so did my family. I did add some celery and a bag of mixed frozen veggies and a little bit of chopped pork! I was wonderful. Everyone had 2 bowls!!! I will be making this one again!!!