Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 cups of water
  • 2-3 vegetable bouillon cubes

Or use 4-6 cups of vegetable broth/vegetable stock/tomato juice or water and herbs or about 1/4-1/2 water and the rest vegetable broth or vegetable stock.

  • 2-3 potatoes
  • 2 large carrots (or 4 small)
  • 2-4 celery stalks
  • 1 medium onion (or two small, or you may use as much of a large onion as you’d like)

You may also add other veggies and/or even veggie meat and/or dumplings and/or other herbs and/or noodles. We added a small summer squash and three veggie dogs and at least a handful of fresh celery leaves. You may also add a roux (flour or cornstarch [recommended: non-GMO] mixed with water) to thicken it and make a stew.

To Make:

  1. Pour water/broth/stock into a pot. Add bouillon cubes/herbs (if using).
  2. Scrub potatoes and cut out the bad parts. You may peel. I left the peels on most of the potatoes, except where cutting out the parts that seemed bad. Dice potatoes and add to pot.
  3. Start bringing the soup to a boil. As you are waiting for the water to boil, continue prepping and adding vegetables.
  4. Scrub carrots. You may peel them. I did.
  5. Chop carrots and add to the pot.
  6. Peel and slice onion and add to the pot.
  7. Wash celery, cut out the brown spots, slice, and add to the pot (I recommend using the leaves also.).
  8. Rinse/wash other veggies, slice or dice and add to the pot (I sliced the squash into discs.).
  9. Bring all to a boil. You may cook the soup on high, but I recommend reducing the heat after a few minutes and cooking until potatoes and other vegetables are a desirable texture. I like mine tender/soft, but firm.
  10. Slice or dice veggie meat and add to the pot, and/or add dumplings/noodles to the pot and cook for a few more minutes (maybe 5-10).

This could take at least half an hour, perhaps closer to an hour, but is worth it. Soup will keep for at least a few days in the fridge, but it’s recommended that you eat it within a week. This made more than four bowls for us, close to six.

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