Meatless Monday 3
This week’s offering is another soup, one that I found on Yahoo from Eating Well magazine. This Bean and Barley Soup has an interesting mix of fire-roasted tomatoes and chopped fennel along with the aforementioned beans and barley. Smells good and looks good so far, though we haven’t eaten dinner yet. The spinach may or may not be added to the individual bowls. I’m not a big fan of cooked spinach and I don’t really want to add it to the entire pot of soup. I also think this would be good with some smoked sausage simmered in it, but that would take it away from the meatless theme!
Even though we’re trying to be as low-carb as possible, it’s really difficult to eat a bowl of soup without bread of some kind. I still had a couple of corn muffins left over from the black bean chili, but they’d started to go spotty on top, so I convinced the Hubs that making some buttermilk biscuits would be a good idea. That buttermilk sitting in the fridge was just coincidental, honest… A little Google turned up these Easy Buttermilk Biscuits.
Biscuits have been a touchy thing so far, but these seem to have turned out pretty well. Even the last little scrap piece he mushed together and tossed on the pan puffed up pretty nicely. These might get a second try. The nice thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t make a metric ton of biscuits – the recipe only say 8 but we got 10 3″ biscuits when all was said and done. Now we’re just waiting impatiently for it to be time to eat. Also letting the bottle of honey sit in a pan of hot water in the sink to de-crystallize a little bit… Because biscuits must have honey. It’s a law. Or something.