This is a quick lunch or supper recipe that is sure to keep those growing tummies filled (at least until the next meal).
Simple Hearty Vegetable Soup
4 stalks Celery
4 Red Potatoes cubed
1/2 cup Barley
4 cloves garlic
1/2 large white onion
2 cans refried beans (you may substitute with home made refried beans)
1 can black beans (you may substitute with home cooked black beans)
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
dash of rosemary
Salt to taste
Chop potatoes and veggies and add to medium-large pot along with the spices. Add enough water to cover vegetables. Cook until potatoes and barley are tender.*
*I recommend not leaving the pot on the stove with the burner on (waiting for that barley to cook) while you get distracted with other housework, or hop on facebook to check the latest news for "just a minute". Burned soup is never as tasty nor as picturesque... Oops.