When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. ~Laiko Bahrs

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Homemade Veggie Soup

2 small bags your favorite mixed veggies : I use a mixture of corn, carrots, green beans and peas.
1/2 small diced green bell pepper
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 cup diced celery
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup diced carrots
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, with sauce
1 14 oz can whole tomatoes, with sauce
4 cups chicken broth, you favorite, I use low sodium, organic

If you like potatoes in your veggie soup, peel and dice t medium potatoes and add when you add the broth.

Saute all ingredients except tomatoes and broth in EVOO until tender, 10 minutes or so. Add tomatoes and cook 5 minutes more. Add in broth and bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Turn heat down to a simmer and simmer for 3 to 4 hours or until veggies are tender enough for you. I usually out this on around lunch time and cook it till dinner time. I serve with crusty bread or crackers. You can also make this in the crock pot and have it cooking on low all day while you are at work. Enjoy!