Quite easy to throw together and adjust if you don't have something. I used a yellow bell pepper (what I had) and a different kind of mushroom, but it was still very good. It may need more sal...
Excellent! I made some small changed: added cubed beef and replaced the chicken stock by beef stock. Also added some fresh sage and thyme. Great turnout.
Very good base recipe for barley soup, doubled the recipe and it was gone in 2 days