Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New recipe this week: beef barley soup

Since I am dairy free (again) and my diet is limited, I'm trying to get out of my rut and try something new each week. Two weeks ago it was the pasta e fagioli I posted, which was pretty good. I could doctor it up a bit, but it was edible. Last week I made a quinoa/chicken/green olive stew that ended up being AMAZING! So good that I think I ate 90% of it and I am not really one to enjoy leftovers. It was so good that I would still be eating it now if I could. This week I'm trying out a new, easy looking beef barley soup in the crock pot. I need something that makes leftovers (that I'll eat), that is easy to make (ergo the crock pot) and that is good for a night when we're crazy busy with activities Have I mentioned I have a 6 month old who does not like to be put down lately? So, crockpot soup it is. P.S. Don't tell the husband that I am sacrificing one of his filet mignons for the soup.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New dairy free recipe of the week

I'm so bored with eating the same thing every week that I've decided to look for new recipes this fall. Since dairy soups are out of the question right now, I've been searching for easy, yummy, soupy, stewy recipes and came across this one. It has quinoa, one of my new loves. And, green olives. Sounds interesting. It's supposed to be made on the stove, but I have little time for actual cooking these days, so it's in the crock pot at the moment. Hopefully it's edible tomorrow.