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Barley Soup

Barley Soup

Barley is one of the most ancient grains grown by humans. It is a good source of selenium, an important mineral. It also supplies vitamins B and E, and calcium and potassium.

This barley soup is helpful for low immunity, weakened energy and convalescence. It can also soothe IBS and colitis, and help with blood sugar imbalances and high cholesterol.

Put in a saucepan: 3 cups water and ½ cup of barley. Simmer for half an hour or until the barley is plump and tender.
Sauté 1 onion (finely diced), 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and ½ cup of sliced mushrooms until cooked, then add to the barley soup. Add miso, tamari or sea salt to taste. Add ½ cup chopped parsley and a handful of chopped chives or spring onions, cook for about a minute longer and then serve.
If someone is very weak and ill, strain the soup and just give them the broth.

Posted 27 Mar 2020