Okay okay, it's not really a secret that I adore soup. In fact, I almost bought a soup cookbook today. One of my favorite Sunday night things to do is to make a giant pot of soup. For a while, I've used this guide as my recipe for veggie soup. I'm going to summarize here, along with my changes.
1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil or butter. (For a while I wasn't doing this, and it always needed more flavor. This helps.)
2. Add water (8 cups) and bouillon cubes.
3. Add beans (I use lentils) and rice (I use brown).
4. Add herbs and spices (unfortunately I tend to use dried since it's what I have on hand most easily). Also, a parmesan rind if you have one! Yum.
5. Let this heat up while cutting a bunch of other veggies. (My favorites: parsnips, sweet potatoes, potatoes and carrots.)
6. Add the veggies and simmer simmer simmer.
7. Eat! (And eat. And eat. For lunch! Just bring a glass bowl for the microwave.)
In other news, I have not yet registered jonesin4soup.blogspot.com. My guess is there are probably enough soup oriented blogs out there.