If you have high cholesterol, then this is the soup for you! It is a fat free, hearty soup guaranteed to fill you up. Lentils, pearl barley, garlic and vegetables are heart friendly and the addition of pork makes it an all round meal in a bowl.
Mine was amazing really tasty and certainly warming!! Thank you xxxxxxxxxxx - 19 Nov 2014
2016 UPDATE - just made this soup again and this time I fried the onions, celery, meat and garlic etc for about 5 minutes to soften and it made a HUGE difference in getting the taste into it. And I would fry again next time. The cider vinegar suggestion helps as does the Parmesan cheese. So this time I give it 4 stars and would highly advise anyone to make Very easy to prepare and it was a thick warming soup, but so, so bland. I had to add huge amounts of salt and pepper and extra herbs and cider vinegar to get any taste in it. Adding a little Parmesan to each serving helped too. But once I got got the 'taste' into it, it was very nice and would consider doing again. - 28 Jan 2013
I made this with beef instead of pork and it was to die for!! Very thick soup and great for a cold winters night! - 27 Jan 2017