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Peel and mince the garlic, finely chop the onion. Put a little oil in the bottom of a large saucepan set over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cook until the onion softens. Add the pearl barley and cook for a couple of minutes. Dissolve the stock cubes in 750ml of water and add this to the pan with a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs. Cook the pearl barley, stirring occasionally, for 35 - 30 minutes until tender. You may need to add a little more water if it looks dry. Add the mixed vegetables to the pan and cook until the vegetables are tender. Serve topped with finely grated cheese and some chopped fresh herbs if you have any available.
Makes 8 - 10 crepes, serves 2 - 3 adults
20g sugar 2p
300ml milk 17p