Struggling with Lyme disease

A personal blog about nightshades, grains, dairy, Lyme Disease… oh my!
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RECIPE: Chicken Barley Soup (nightshade free and low salicylate)


This is one of those recipes that you just kind of throw together based on what you like in your soup.  I was really surprised that my kitchen didn’t smell terrible from the cooking of the cabbage.  I remember the smell of cooked cabbage – yuck.  I don’t know what else they cooked with it, but it sure did smell horrible.  This didn’t smell bad at all.  Here’s how I make mine:

8 cups chicken stock
2 cups chopped chicken
4 stalks celery, chopped into 1/4″ pieces
1 cup chopped green cabbage
3/4 cup pearled barley (NOT the “quick” barley that’s flattened like flakes – I suppose you could use it, but I don’t care for it)
sea salt to taste

1.  Heat chicken stock to boiling
2.  Add chicken, barley and salt
3.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes
4.  Add vegetables
5.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until barley is soft

And that’s it – it’s really pretty easy, especially if you make it the same say you make your broth because you’ll have the chicken right there from the stock to use in the soup.

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