Crazy for Soo Foo!

Crazy for Soo Foo!I have been having such a fun time cooking with all the girls this fall that I haven’t been blogging on all the amazing food we have been making.

I recently made a new amazing discovery for all you moms out there, and for those of you who just want a healthy, quick and nutritious fall dinner.

My new discovery: Soo Foo!

I recently made some Soo Foo for the first time for my older girls as I was running out to retrieve my youngest from soccer. When I got home, it was ALL GONE. In fact, our neighbor friend Mackenzie had even come over, sampled, and taken some home. I walked in and the girls said, “Mom, that was awesome Jambalaya!”. Keep in mind that I had been prepared to have to coerce them into eating it as it was something new and “different”. It was a huge hit.

What is Soo Foo: It’s a grab bag of awesome low glycemic grains, lentils, buckwheat, oats, barley, brown rice and rye and wheat berries.

Where do I find it: Your grocery store, in the rice and beans section.

What do I do with it: Cook it like you would make rice, and throw in the kitchen sink (everything you have in the fridge!). Eat it like oatmeal. Stuff peppers with it. Stuff tortillas with it. Use it in a salad. Serve it with eggs.

What are its benefits: It’s a meal in a bag, a complete protein and super tasty! And best of all, it will fill your kids up and keep ’em coming back for more.

How to make Soo Foo- my most recent version:

1 cup Soo Foo

1 carton (4 cups) veggie broth

2 garlic cloves, diced

1/2 onion, chopped

Handful green veggie of your choice: frozen peas, spinach, chopped okra or even asparagus tips.

1 link Pederson Farms’ kielbasa sausage (hormone and antibiotic free)

1 can diced tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste.


Saute sausage with onion, garlic and 1 T olive oil. When onions are soft, add canned tomatoes, sausage (optional), Soo Foo and broth.

Bring to a boil, then lower to simmer until Soo Foo is done, following directions on the package (usually 35- 40 minutes).

Throw in veggies about 5 minutes before the Soo Foo is done to keep them crisp if using peas or asparagus.

Serves 4-6.


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