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Mushroom-Barley Soup

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“Dried mushrooms are the key ingredient here. They add a rich, meaty flavor with no fat!!”

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  1. In a small saucepan, bring the dried mushrooms and water to a boil. Remove and let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Coat Dutch oven with nonstick spray. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Coat lightly with nonstick spray. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Add the cremini mushrooms and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionaly, 6 to 8 minutes or until all the veggies are soft. Add the broth, barley, and salt. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Line a fine mesh sieve with a coffee filter or paper towel. Strain the dried mushroom water into the pot. Remove and dicard the filter. Rince the dried mushrooms under running water to remove any grit. Chop the dried mushrooms and add to the pot. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the barley is tender.

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