This recipe is a variation on the 'Big Batch Vegetable Soup' recipe from marthastewart.com. It is both colorful and healthy, and makes a large batch that can be frozen for enjoyment at a later time. Makes approx. 8 (2 cup) servings.
Note: If desired, you may substitute barley with rice, or perhaps a small pasta such as alphabets, orzo, or ditalini. Veggies may be fresh, frozen, canned (rinsed and drained), or a mixture of each to save time/money.