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Food prepared by student
chefs at Victory Trade School;
www.victorytradeschool.edu

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by Heather Berry
hberry@ruralmissouri.coop
page design by Megan Backes

ith the arrival of winter weather,
cooks are pulling out their favorite
soup recipes as another way to warm
their families from the inside out.
And soups are so easy to make - you often don't
even need a recipe. Nearly any meat and veggie
combination can be turned into a satisfying bowl
that takes the chill off on a cold day.
Have some leftover beef roast, carrots, potatoes
and gravy? Well you're well on your way to the base
of a delicious soup! Just chop, season and simmer
until heated throughout. If you need the soup to
feed more people, add some more broth, veggies
and seasoning, and you're ready for a crowd.
New to soup making? Well, start by limiting the
number of ingredients you use to five or six main
ingredients. Keep in mind, oil, water, herbs, spices,
flour, etc., aren't counted as main ingredients.
Simply toss everything into a soup pot or CrockPot and let your favorite ingredients simmer into a
meal you and your family can love. As you grow to
"love" your soup creation, you'll add and subtract
ingredients and spices until it's a concoction your
family asks for when the mercury takes a nosedive.

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Delicious bowls that warm you from the inside out
Beef Barley Soup

Easy Lentil Soup

12 ounces lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 4-ounce can beef broth
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano or basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 large potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (peeled or skins
left on - either tastes good!)
2/3 cup quick-cooking barley
Salt to taste

1-1/3 cups lentils, rinsed
1/2 cup cooked ham, diced (optional)
4 cups chicken stock
2 carrots, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram

Brown meat in hot oil. Stir in broth, onion, celery,
oregano, pepper, garlic and bay leaf. Bring to a boil;
reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours. Stir
in frozen vegetables, undrained tomatoes, potatoes
and barley. Return to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer,
covered, about 15 minutes more or until meat and
vegetables are tender.

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Combine all ingredients in a 3- to 4-quart Crock-Pot.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until ingredients are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Note: Don't want meat in the soup? Add a cubed
potato, some sliced zucchini or another cup of carrots for
a more vegetarian take on this classic soup.

For a bonus recipe, click
this button inside our
digital edition, online at
www.ruralmissouri.coop.


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Rural Missouri - January 2014
Contents
Comments
Columns
Healing on horses
Gut instinct
Out of the Way Eats
Outdoors
For the birds
Missouri Snapshots
Hearth and Home
The company behind the meter
Around Missouri
Marketplace
Neighbors
Just4Kids
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Intro
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Rural Missouri - January 2014
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Cover2
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Contents
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Comments
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Columns
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 6
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 7
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Healing on horses
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 9
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 10
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 11
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Gut instinct
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 13
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Out of the Way Eats
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 15
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - For the birds
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 17
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 18
Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Missouri Snapshots
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Rural Missouri - January 2014 - 21
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Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Hearth and Home
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Rural Missouri - January 2014 - The company behind the meter
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Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Around Missouri
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Rural Missouri - January 2014 - Marketplace
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