Another slow cooker day!
I'm still looking for recipes to use up all my assorted grains, etc. and this one calls for barley. The only ingredient I needed to buy was the mushrooms. I first made the bouillon powder which is a quick and easy way to substitute for vegan bouillon cubes. You use 2 Tbsp. of the seasoning mix for 1 cube.
Ingredients for the Golden Veggie Bouillon Powder.
You just blend everything in the food processor and you're ready to go. I did notice a typo in the amount this yields: it makes 3/4 cup not 1/4 cup as is printed.
The soup recipe called for jalapeno powder, which I've never heard of, so I used my Cajun Spice blend instead. I also didn't add another 1/2 tsp. of thyme since the bouillon powder had plenty of thyme in it. The liquid smoke added after cooking really highlighted all the rich, hearty flavor of the beans, barley and mushrooms.
White Bean Barley Soup with Faux Parmesan Garlic Bread