Hearty Vegetable Barley-Tomato Soup Recipe

Hearty Vegetarian Soup

Cooking Tools: Dutch Oven
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more if needed.
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quick cooking barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt according to taste
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • Coat bottom of Dutch oven with olive oil.
  • Cook the onion and celery over medium-high heat until golden, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 10 seconds.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients except the Parmesan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium to high heat.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer covered, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the barley is cooked.
  • Serve in soup bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

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Home Fitness Equipment: How To Buy An Exercise Bar

Weighted Workout Bar

Weighted Workout Bar By Fitness Republic

Sold By Weight

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Weighted Body Bar

Weighted Body Bar

Sold By Weight and Length

Available at Perform Better
Versa Bar/Aerobic Bar

Versa Bar/Aerobic Bar

Sold By Weight and Length

Available at Power Systems
Features To Consider Prior To Purchase
  • Durability
  • Storage
  • Price
  • Online Instructions or DVD
  • Weight and Length Options
  • Color Coding
  • Warranty
  • Manufacturer
  • Specifications
  • Shipping Fees
  • Customer Reviews
  • Materials

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Stability Ball Dumbbell Combo

Stability Ball Dumbbell Combo Is A Core Stabilization Exercise The Strengthens Back and Shoulders

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Dumbbells are sold by Power Systems, Perform Better and Amazon

There are 5 moves in this exercise. Lie on the stability ball with feet hip width. Hold dumbbells with a pronated grip in the start position with dumbbells under shoulders. 1) Slowly bend elbows into a right angle while lifting dumbbells up. 2) Keep elbows at right angles and move weights up aligning dumbbells with ears. 3) Straighten elbows while pushing dumbbells forward, arms forming a straight line. 4) Pull elbows back to a right angle. This is the same position as # 2. 5) Lower dumbbells to the start position. Repeat additional rounds as desired.

TECHNIQUE: Keep shoulders away from the ears. Push front of the hips into the ball by maintaining glute muscle activation. Remain stable during each movement.
MODIFICATION: If the ball is too large, or the weight too heavy, you’ll have difficulty with stabilization. If your feet don’t touch the floor, select a smaller ball or remove some of the air.

EQUIPMENT: Stability Ball and Dumbbells

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