Barley Mushroom Soup for Lugnasadh

Lughnasadh or Lammas is quickly approaching and here is a vegetarian / vegan recipe for us Veg Heads:

Barley is one of the grains honored in harvest folklore throughout history, especially around the Lammas sabbat. It’s a filling sort of grain, and lends itself beautifully to a hearty soup, especially when you add wild mushrooms and other late summer goodies! You can either make this soup right before meal time, or get it started early in the day, and allow it to simmer for a few hours.

  • 5 C. vegetable broth
  • 1 C. barley, uncooked
  • 1/2 lb. mushrooms (use morels or enoki for a woodsy flavor)
  • 1/2 C. onion, diced
  • 1/2 C. fresh carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 C. celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 80 minutes
  • Total Time: 110 minutes
    Mushroom Barley Soup –

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