Mushroom Barley Soup, easy to make it vegan - sub veg for beef broth. I doubled the recipe and added chopped carrots w/ the garlic, some chopped spinach at the end, and left out the salt/miso (subbed 1 tsp Williams Sonoma mushroom soup boullion).
Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker) from The Food Charlatan // This soup is simmered on the stove or in the crock pot all day to produce the richest flavor. Shredded carrots and potatoes give it great texture.: ADD BARLEY WITH POTATOES AND CARROTS.