Easy Vegetable Barley Soup

1 whole sweet onion diced 4 smaller celery stalks diced 2 carrots diced 1 1/4 package of crimini mushrooms sliced 2 cloves garlic pressed 1 Zucchini sliced and cut into quarters Half of a medium cauliflower cut up into bite size pieces not too small 1qt vegetable broth (if you don’t have the concentrate then just add 2 quarts of broth or another half quart.) + 2 cups water 1tsp vegetable broth concentrate 1 package Trader Joe’s Barley in 10 minutes 3 bay leaves 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp sea salt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil Sauté onion and celery in hot oil until almost translucent then add pressed garlic cloves. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add in sliced mushrooms and continue to cook. I added a teaspoon of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. You might need to add a little water at this point or white wine. Then add diced carrots and sauté. When the onion and mushrooms look cooked add the vegetable broth, then add 2 cups water and tsp of vegetable broth concentrate. Once this comes to a low boil then add the whole […]