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Simple Variable Soup - Veggie soup

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The point of this soup is variation...the basic principle can be applied to make many different types of soups.

This particular time I made a blended carrot, squash, and zucchini soup.


 
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Step 1: 1 - Choosing your variation

First you want to decide what type of variation you want to do.  

Below are a few variations but feel free to explore and try your own.

Mixed Veggie
 - Spices = 1 part Rosemary, 2 parts Thyme; Salt, .Pepper to taste; Parsley as a garnish or a topping
 - Liquid = Veggie or chicken stock
 - Veggies = A mixture of the following; squash, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots*, parsnip*, potatoes, sweet potatoes*, onions
 - Oil = I use sunflower or almond.

*If adding in parsnip, sweet potatoes or carrots you will get a slightly sweeter soup, which means you might also want to add in nutmeg, and paprika. 

Carrot
 - Spices = 25% rosemary, 30% curry, 15% clove, 15% paprika, 15% nutmeg,
 - Liquid = water
 - Veggies = parsnip, and/or carrots.  The primary mixture in this should consist of carrots
 - Oil = I use coconut.

Potato and Cauliflower
- Spices = chives, parsley, thyme - to taste
- Liquid = water or chicken stock
- Veggies = Cauliflower and Potato
- Oil = Almond or sunflower


Quantities
- Spices - This depends on how much veggie flavor you want to be in the finished product...
- Veggies/Liquid - this should be a 1:1 or 2:3 ratio with the veggies.  (Liquid:Veggies)
- Oil - Just enough to coat the veggies with





Step 2: 2 - Cut and Season Veggies

Picture of 2 - Cut and Season Veggies
For this step I add in different seasonings/veggies depending on the variation....

Cut the veggies you picked into 1-2 inch cubes or slices.

If using the oven also add oil by sprinkling the oil on to of the veggies and shaking the pan, to coat all the veggies.

If using the crock pot or boiling it is optional to use oil.

(Sorry forgot to take a picture of the added spices.)
Slipstream soup! I love it! The easy variability is a great big plus in my eyes.