Barley-Lentil Stew (Vegan)

Barley-Lentil Stew
Hearty, satisfying & healthy as heaven!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 onion, chopped
  2. 1 - 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  3. 4 carrots, peeled & sliced
  4. 2 small potatoes, cubed
  5. 1/2 cup pot or pearl barley
  6. 1/2 cup red lentils
  7. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  8. 5 cups hot water
  9. 1 Tbsp Better Than Bouillon
  10. 1 Tbsp ground mushrooms*
  11. 1/2 tsp salt
  12. 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  13. 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric root (or 1/2 tsp ground)
Instructions
  1. Place coconut oil to a large pot and set over medium-low heat.
  2. Add onion and saute till translucent.
  3. Add carrots & potatoes and stir occasionally until potatoes start to stick quite a bit.
  4. Add barley, lentils & garlic & stir to combine.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of hot water and stir up stuck bits from bottom of pot.
  6. Add remaining hot water & Better Than Bouillon. Stir.
  7. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
  8. Add ground mushrooms, salt, pepper and turmeric.
  9. Reduce to a simmer. Cook and stir occasionally for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and barley is cooked.
Notes
  1. If you can't get your hands on dried, ground mushrooms, add 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms to other veggies for the saute.
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