This wonderful vegetable and lima bean soup lives up to its name. You must allow 1 1/2 hours of simmer time, and the lima beans must be soaked for two hours prior to cooking, but the results are well worth the time.

This wonderful vegetable and lima bean soup lives up to its name. You must allow 1 1/2 hours of simmer time, and the lima beans must be soaked for two hours prior to cooking, but the results are well worth the time.

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The way the ingredients go together gives this African-inspired chicken, sweet potato, and peanut soup its unique flavor. The slow-cooker soup uses pantry basics, like peanut butter, canned tomatoes, and spices, and spins them in a deliciously different way.

The way the ingredients go together gives this African-inspired chicken, sweet potato, and peanut soup its unique flavor. The slow-cooker soup uses pantry basics, like peanut butter, canned tomatoes, and spices, and spins them in a deliciously different way.

Using a pressure cooker to make this flavorful chicken soup speeds time cooking the pearl barley; a process that normally takes 1-2 hours can happen in 9 minutes. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, use a heavy stockpot for stovetop cooking, add more stock, as some will cook away, and allow more cooking time.

Using a pressure cooker to make this flavorful chicken soup speeds time cooking the pearl barley; a process that normally takes 1-2 hours can happen in 9 minutes. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, use a heavy stockpot for stovetop cooking, add more stock, as some will cook away, and allow more cooking time.