Tuesday, October 9, 2012

VeganMoFo Day 9 - Extremely Easy Vegetable Soup

This one comes from Fuhrman forum member susan1007, owner of the Susan's Cooking blog. I searched on her blog for it but it looks like she never posted it there.

Here's how it was originally posted in the forums:

Extremely Easy Vegetable Soup

1 small onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes, with juice (no salt)
8 oz Very Veggie Juice (or other low sodium vegetable juice)
1 15 oz can no salt Great Northern Beans, with liquid
1 15 oz can no salt Red Kidney Beans, with liquid
half a 6 oz can tomato paste (no salt)
3 15 oz cans water (or more if you like a thinner soup)
2 tsp dried Oregano
1 tsp dried Basil
1 tsp dried Thyme
1 cup green beans, cut up
1 cup green peas
1/2 left over medium sized baked potato (you can omit this or use fresh)
freshly ground black pepper to taste

I water sauteed the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, then added all the rest of the ingredients except the green beans and green peas. Cook until veggies are tender.

Add green beans and peas and cook for 10 minutes or so longer.

I sprinkled it with a nutritional yeast mixture I had around (that had dried parsley, almond meal, and a little garlic powder in it).

Very easy to make. If you eat pasta or you're trying to feed more conventional eaters, cook some whole grain pasta separately and add some to the bowl before serving.
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I used a few more carrots, because mine were kind of small and it was the end of the bag, and a bit more juice and water, and here's what it looks like, all bubbly in the pot before the green beans, peas & handful of chopped up baby spinach were added:

I didn't add any starch to this except the optional potato, since I already have one in the fridge. As expected, my husband wiped his bowl clean with some bread before the meal was over. His first impression as soon as he tasted it: "MMmmmmm, tomato-y" (Said in a Pee Wee Herman voice)! He does love this soup! I had to promise to save the leftovers for him to eat for lunch when he takes the day off Wednesday.

With temps not expected to rise out of the 50's today, and his flu winding down and in the annoying cough phase, it's definitely soup weather again. Stay tuned - another soup is coming later this week.

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