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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whole Grain Hulled Barley Review/Giveaway

Tropical Traditions sent me a 5 pound bag of their Organic Whole Grain Hulled Barley to try out for a review and giveaway! I've never cooked with barley, but I knew what I wanted to try with it. I wanted a good Beef, Barley, and vegetable soup. It turned out amazing! Barley is a great way to add extra fiber to my family's diets!



So, I went to the store last night and bought all the ingredients for the soup.

  • 1 pound Stew Beef

  • 2 small cans of mixed vegetables (No Salt Added)

  • 1 large can of tomato juice

  • 1 small can of Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Oregano, Garlic


I put 1 cup of barley in a bowl with 2 cups of water and let it soak for about 20 hours. While I was at work, my wife browned the stew beef. Then she added all the ingredients to the crock pot to cook on high for about 3 hours.



Giveaway

If that looks good, or if you would like to experiment with Organic Whole Grain Hulled Barley, Tropical Traditions is also offering one of my readers a 5 pound bag just like the one I received!

Please be sure to leave me an email address so I can contact you if you win!

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  • Tell me how you currently use barley or how you'd like to try using the barley! (1 entry)


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Note: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Contest ends April 30, 2011. I will choose a winner using random.org sometime on May 1, 2011 and contact the winner by email. You will have three days to respond by email with your contact information.

Dislaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me the product described here in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
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BethElderton said...

I make a big pot of a nice tomato-veggie-bean-barley soup that I eat for several meals a week.
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I've never used to barley to cook with before!


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Jenn said...

I used Barley in my favorite soup recipe. Have for years.


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I would make a vegetable barley soup with the barley
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We use barley instead of rice (for just about everything), since we prefer its chewier texture.
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I'd love to try it in soup.

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I don't think I have ever used barley before. I don't know what I would use it in. Maybe a soup?

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Beef and barley soup.. I want to learn how to make new dishes.

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