You can make great vegetable soup any time of the year.   Use fresh or frozen veggies, depending Garden Vegetable Soupon what is available and what is most cost effective.  It's easy to adapt a lot of soups to a vegetarian preference.  You can make your soup vegetarian by using a vegetable stock or, if you are not a vegetarian or if you are and you don't mind a chicken stock, you can make it a bit richer tasting with chicken stock.  

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 6   Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Soups

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1      stalk         celery -- chopped
   1      small         onion -- chopped
   1      cup           mushrooms -- sliced
   1      cup           broccoli florets -- chopped
   1      large         potatoes -- cubed
   1      can           diced tomato -- in juice
   1      small can  tomato sauce
   1      bag           frozen mixed vegetables (use whatever frozen veggies you like--or fresh in season)
   2      quart s      chicken or vegetable stock
   2      teaspoons     dried basil
   1      tablespoon    dried parsley
   1      teaspoon      dried marjoram
                        salt & pepper

1.  Saute onion, celery,  and mushrooms in a little butter till they are becoming soft.    Add stock, tomato juice,  diced tomatoes, and the rest of the vegetables.  Bring to a boil then simmer till vegetables become tender.

2. Add herbs and simmer.  Check for seasonings.