I loooove this soup! My mom made it a few years ago, and I remembered it enough to make it once I was on my own. I had barley in my pantry, so I substituted that and it worked great! This soup is full of such healthy ingredients and tastes great! Even my boyfriend, who isn't usually one to like foods that taste healthy or vegetable-y, had a spoonful and said he could eat an entire bowl. Plus, all that parsley gives you 20% of your daily iron in each serving! I had no idea parsley was so high in iron! I could go on and on about this delicious soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe!