Mushroom Barely Soup:
64 oz organic low sodium vegetable broth
1 cup dry organic barley
1/3 cup Marsala wine
16 oz organic baby Portobello mushrooms
5 organic russet potatoes, chopped
5 organic carrots, chopped
1 organic yellow onion, diced
2 organic celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
8 sprigs fresh organic thyme
2 bay leaves
Cook barley separately and according to direction.
In a separate pan over medium heat, add the vegetable broth and slowly whisk in the garbanzo bean flour. Next, add the potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, and bay leaves and bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low.
While the vegetables are cooking, saut� the mushrooms in the marsala, stirring continuously, until the wine has completely evaporated into the mushrooms and set aside.
Once the vegetables in the soup are soft (check carrots and potatoes), then add the mushrooms and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Once soup is complete, add barely to a bowl, cover with soup, and enjoy!!
Healthy Life Tip: As with all soups, I recommend making extra to either have throughout the week as an easy lunch or quick dinner, or to freeze to enjoy later or to have on stand-by for those nights when things just don't go according to plan!