This recipe is a little different every time but I will try to give you the basics so it's easy to throw together your own soup any time!
Throw Together What I've Got Soup
2 quarts bottled tomatoes (if you don't want a tomato base you can use water you will just need to add more seasonings)
1 Heaping Tablespoon Veggie Broth Powder
1 teaspoon Sucanat (optional)
1-2 teaspoons Real salt, or to taste
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion chopped
1-2 teaspoons favorite seasonings of choice (I like Italian seasoning and basil)
Veggies: This is where the "What I've Got" comes in. Seriously go through your fridge and use what needs using. Here are some examples that I typically use and that we really like.
1/2 head of green cabbage or broccoli, chopped
1 zucchini or summer squash, chopped
1-2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 Large carrots, chopped
1 bunch of fresh parsley, cilantro, or other fresh herb that need to be used
1 pint of bottled green beans or canned diced potatoes (I use this if I think it needs more veggies and I don't have anymore fresh ones
Fillers: Choose one! This is to make the soup go further and be more filling. I typically use cooked barley or brown rice. Millet is also really good
1/2-1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2-1 cup cooked Barley
1-2 cups cooked Millet
1-2 cups cooked Quinoa
2 cups whole grain pasta, Shells or Elbows work best.
Putting it together:
First I always take the oil, onions, garlic and start to saute them in the LARGE pot! Then I add the other Veggies and lightly saute them. Then I add the rest of the ingredients and let in simmer for 15-20 minutes. It's so warm, tasty, and nourishing on a cold winters night and it helps use up those veggies that are needing to be used. Feel free to be creative and use what you've got!