This winter vegetable soup is the perfect cozy lunch or dinner for those chilly winter temperatures!
Bring a drizzle of a neutral vegetable oil (like sunflower or avocado) to medium heat. Add in the chopped carrots, parsnips, celery, onion, and leeks and sauté for about 5-10 minutes, or until softened.
Then, add in all other ingredients to the pot, and stir well.
Cover the pot and simmer the soup for about 45-60 minutes, or until barley (or wheatberries) are soft.
Serve hot with fresh parsley.