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>Simple Soup

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>OK, I admit I have a hard time following a recipe. Either I don’t have all the ingredients or I don’t like all the ingredients. When I make soup at home I make it up as I go along. Getting started….This part is always the same: Saute 1 small chopped onion and a couple cloves of crushed garlic in canola oil in a large sauce pan until soft. Add 4 cups of water and stir in 2 tablespoons of “Better than Bouillon” vegetable base. You can find a jar of this in the same aisle as the soup. You may also buy broth all ready made up. Now you can be creative with the Veggies:
    • 4 Carrots (peeled & sliced)
    • 1 large Sweet Potato (peeled & diced)
    • 1 medium Kohlrabi (peeled & diced)
    • 2 stalks Celery (chopped)
    • 1 medium Zuchini (peeled & sliced)
    • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Mushrooms (sliced)
I would recommend adding only 3 or 4 veggies otherwise you have leftovers forever!! Keep in mind that some vegetables will take longer than others to cook…carrots, kohlrabi, celery and cauliflower should go in the pot before zuchini, mushrooms and sweet potatoes so that they get a head start for a few minutes. Let it simmer until the veggies are soft. Start poking them to check after 25 minutes or so. Once the veggies are moslty cooked: Add can of beans…either kidney beans or chick peas are a good choice. You may also add a can of crushed or diced tomatoes. Heat thoroughly and enjoy.