A couple of years ago, we were at an Italian restaurant in Markham, Kara Mia. The soup of the day was Beef Barley Soup. My husband ordered a bowl to share and really enjoyed it. After I tried re-creating the soup at home and today I'm sharing what I came up with. I started with a recipe from Skinnytaste and made some adjustments. The soup we had at Kara Mia had some tomato in it so I added tomato paste. I also added in some thyme and paprika. This is an easy recipe to make and is very filling. I use my pressure cooker to speed up the cooking time. I've also used dried porcini mushrooms that add a lot of flavour. I am not able to always find this at the grocery store, so if you don't have if, feel free to proceed without it.