"Mmmm...noodle soup." Fifteen 90's points to whoever knows what that's from.
Sorry, this isn't noodle soup but it is very, very easy to put together and very, very easy to eat.
I'm nursing a sore throat today and contemplating calling in sick tomorrow. Things that make me feel better when sick: soup, 7-Up, No Reservations, tea with lemon and honey, the Neti pot, gargling with salt water, laying around in boy style undies, lavender baths, whining.
Black Bean, Spinach & Barley Soup
Inspired by Fitness Magazine
3 cans vegetable broth
1 can black beans
1 can crushed or stewed tomato
1/2 cup uncooked barley
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
6 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
salt & pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until barley is done. Be sure to taste broth before adding salt, some broths are very salty. Easy, yes? Enjoy!