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Veggie Soup

Ingredients:

6 Quarts Chicken Broth

2 Cups Sliced Carrots

2 Cups Chopped Celery

4 Cloves of Garlic

1 Large Onion, Diced

1-2 Cups Miscellaneous veggies or leftover veggies from the refrigerator-Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Beans, Corn, and peas all work great!

Directions:

Start with an 8 Quart Stock or sauce pot.  Add all ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.

Options:

-Add 2 cups diced chicken

-Add brown rice to the simmering soup mixture at least 2 hours before serving

-Add 1-2 Cups of beans  (Be sure to soak in water for 2 hours, dump the water and rinse, then repeat the process a second time to reduce the gassiness of your beans and ease digestion) into simmering soup mixture at least 2 hours before serving.

-Add 1-2 cups of noodles to simmering soup 1/2 hour before serving

Adapted from "Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family" by Steve and Annette Economides