Veggie Soup formula

Soup 101:

“Soup Soup, beautiful soup, soup of the evening beautiful Soup!” – Mock turtle *full quote in references.

I think that soup is a love food. When you make time to put together a nice savory soup for your family, its sure to have a heaping helping of love. We make soup to help each other feel better, and to feel better about ourselves, because we just compiled cooked and served veggie-full goodness that is sure to be full of nutritional value.

My favorite and first “foodie” experience with my husband was making vegetable soups. Now we share a whole lot of food things together in the kitchen, but that is what started it all. He showed me the value of garlic and plenty of seasonings to make a really good soup. I also have learned from a few older experienced home cooks, that the best way to start a veggie soup is with caramelized onions and other alliums and celery.

veggie soup with peas and carrots
veggie soup with peas and carrots
2012 "love" veggie soup with added beans
2012 “love” veggie soup with added beans

I have made a vegetable soup general guideline below. When you study formulas and adapt them to what you have in the kitchen it is easier then using recipes I come to find. We all have different veggies on hand at different times of the year, so its very versatile.

Its as easy as 1,2,3.

Caramelize your Starts, add your on hand chopped veggies of your choice, then cover and cook with water.

Hearty ❤ vegetable soup Guidelines

  • Love is always the first ingredient!

  • Thinly Sliced Starts:

  • Caramelized onions, leeks, mushrooms, carrot, celery garlic..herbs.

  • Chopped Hearty veggies:

  • potato, carrots, butternut squash, celeriac root, sunchokes, celery, onion

  • Water

  • Time & Medium Heat

Soup recipes to try:

Here are some recipes for soups to try and the “beautiful soup” song,

http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-recipes/potato-leek-soup.php

http://www.popsugar.com/food/Julia-Child-Potato-Leek-Soup-Recipe-24339863

http://www.loveandlemons.com/2013/01/14/creamy-cauliflower-leek-soup/

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/potato-leek-soup/

http://www.chow.com/recipes/30466-roasted-butternut-squash-soup

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/01/perfect-potato-soup/

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/sweet-potato-carrot-and-leek-soup/

Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!

Beau–ootiful Soo–oop!
Beau–ootiful Soo–oop!
Soo–oop of the e–e–evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of Beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?

Beau–ootiful Soo–oop!
Beau–ootiful Soo–oop!
Soo–oop of the e–e–evening,
Beautiful, beauti–FUL SOUP!

“Turtle Soup” is a song sung by the Mock Turtle in Chapter 10 of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a parody of the poem “Star of the Evening”

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