BEEF BARLEY     No added salt, preservatives or MSG

Good ol Beef Barley.  Do you love the idea of a one pot meal simmering on the stove? You can't go wrong with this soup. An all time favourite for the older generation or all barley lovers. Homemade soups and stews are great options for lunches. They get better with time.  This soup is delicious if you use leftover steak, roast or ribs. Throw in any leftover veggies, potatoes, gravy etc. Anything goes. I get a loaf of bread started in my bread maker and know that supper is only going to take a few minutes to prepare. It doesn't get any easier than that.
Excellent source of protein & fibre

Wine pairing:    Pinot Noir

TOMATO BASIL MACARONI SOUP     No added salt, preservatives or MSG

An excellent source of Iron, this soup combines the flavour of tomatoes, spaghetti sauce & pasta with the perfect blend of herbs and spices.  This soup is versatile and tasty enough to qualify as a bona fide comfort food while also being elegant enough to serve at dinner parties. This is a very nice soup even without meat. When you are searching for a very quick but tasty lunch or dinner entrée, try this soup.  Is great topped with croutons & grated Parmesan cheese serve with grilled cheese sandwiches.  May add ground beef, fajita chicken, sausage, corn or artichokes. Take a simmering pot of comforting Tomato Basil Macaroni Soup to the table in less than 25 minutes.
Wine pairing:     Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Italian or southern French Red or a young Rioja

CHICKEN RICE SOUP     No added salt, preservatives or MSG
Feel a cold coming on. Old fashion Chicken Soup is a classic comfort food. It will soothe the soul. All the goodness from the fresh chicken in one pot. I add the liquids to a large pot and throw in 2 large frozen chicken breast. Boil until chicken is cooked through.  Remove chicken and cut in small pieces. Return cooked chicken to the pot and add remainder of soup package.  You may have to add more water depending on the thickness desired.  This is the simplest soup ever made from scratch with the convenience of having it all together in one bag.   May add extra vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, cheese or whipping cream for a Creamed Rice Soup.  Goes well with warm biscuits.

Wine pairing:     Lightly Oakes Chardonnay


LASAGNA SURPRISE    No added salt, preservatives or MSG

I am thrilled to introduce my “can't get any easier” one pot Lasagna Soup! Creamy layers of noodles smothered in Italian Sauce, infused with garlic, onion, Italian spices & smothered in cheese….Drool!  Especially good if you grate Parmesan & Mozzarella cheese on top of individual serving bowls and broil until cheese is brown and bubbly.  OMG!
Wine pairing:     Champaign, Chardonnay


LIK-A-DEE SPLIT PEA SOUP     No added salt, preservatives or MSG

That perfect soup after you have had a nice ham dinner.  Add contents of bag to a slow cooker with the liquids and a leftover ham bone. Simmer for most of the day.  Remove bone and scrape off the ham to re-add to the soup. I throw in my leftover  vegetables and scalloped potatoes also.   Add milk or cream for a creamier soup. May add pork hocks and serve with warm crusty bread and a green salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing. Mmmm, can't you just smell it already….
High source of fibre, low fat,  rich source of energizing complex carbs. Particularly rich in vitamin B-1 and thiamin.

Wine pairing:    Merlot