“Whatever’s in the Fridge” Thai Coconut Soup

Soup season is almost over, but here is one more for the road. For this recipe you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand! I simply used what I had in the fridge at the time, but cabbage, spinach, peas or even corn would also go well in this recipe. Frozen veggies would work well in this recipe, but just make sure you give them plenty of time to warm up in the soup!

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Like all risottos this one takes some time, but it is well worth it! Barley risotto is much easier to get right than rice risottos, although you can still over stir it, it is more forgiving and less likely to become glue-like in texture. For this recipe I used hulled barley, but if you are using pearl barley you may want to use a little less broth, so when you may want to try it as you go, so you don't overcook it!