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    Question Quick Soup Mixes

    I have a bag of Neal Yards Quick soup mix and the mix includes, Green Split Peas, Whole green Lentils, Yellow split peas, red split lentils, whole grain brown Barley and Barley flakes........

    I am wondering where to start with them, I mean, how should i cook them for a Soup? (I plan on putting in the soup, potatoes, Onion, Mixed beans, carrots).

    It says on the back, add to soups, stews and carsseroles during cooking.....
    I read somewhere it's best to soak them overnight(?), but I do want to use them now, so should i just add them to the soup Mix/water straight away and they cook from there? Boil them for a bit first? orrrrrrr, what?...................
    I'm sure ya don't have to soak everything. I thought that with dried beans, but they will just cook in a couple of hours I think!

    Help! Thanks!
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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    I don't soak beans before cooking.

    sautee minced garlic and onion for a minute in some oil in your soup pot, then add vege stock or water and bullion. Dump in the soup mix, bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cook coupla hours til done.
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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    THANK YOU RubyDuby!!

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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    no problem

    I love making soup. So simple yet sooo delicious.
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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    I always soak my beans first - I don't like veg being cooked for hours, which the beans need to cook. So I cook soak and cook them first and then add veg. That way the veg still has some texture to it.

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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    Hmm, I would soak my beans over night if i definatly knew what i wanted to cook tomorrow......

    Sometimes, though, I don't wanna cook something if i won't use it, so i get fussy hehehee....

    Anyway I made my soup and it was lovely and quite filling. Perfect thickness and evertything cooked even though I did, throw them right in...apart from the [dried] beans, I cooked them over an hour first then finish them in the soup pan... And i didn't hear anything going "Ouch Ouch...*pop* OUCH!...." lol (Joke)...

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    Default Re: Quick Soup Mixes

    i'm too impatient to soak
    If I use vege's I add them when the beans are almost through.

    glad it turned out!
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