Ok, so in my case, I have too many ingredients on hand, not too few, and I'd like to enlist your help in culling out a decent recipe from what I have.
Things I don't have for the soup are: meat, cow's milk or cream
Things I have that need to get used up quickly:
Can the above items get put into the same soup successfully? What should I add to it?
- wilted spinach
- 8 med carrots
- 2 purple bell peppers
- about 5 small parsnips
Here's what I have to use:
almost all common herbs & spices, incl. fresh sage, fresh oregano and a tiny bit of fresh basil (so, dried tarragon, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, basil, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, black pepper, etc.)
veggie bouillon cubes (sea salt + herbs)
mustard greens (someone gave these to me, too spicy for me to eat straight, but maybe just a tiny bit in the soup? also serving this to a 3-yr old)
a handful of onions, shallots and garlic
1 whole zucchini, 3/4 cup shittake mushrooms
dried red lentils, black beans, navy beans, a tiny bit of mung beans, a tiny bit of kidney beans, also 2 cans of prepared garbanzo beans
quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, purple and red jasmine rice
quinoa-corn pasta, rice noodle pasta
a bag of red potatoes, 3 large gold sweet potatoes
most flours needed for gluten-free baking: cornstarch, tapioca, potato, brown rice, sorghum, almond, arrowroot, garfava bean
i do also have coconut milk, goat's milk (which is pasturized & I hate the taste of - it's from WIC), and a few cheeses on hand (australian cheddar, swiss, provalone, mozzarella, fontina and gruyere), but only a small amt of each.
anyhow, as you can see, I have PLENTY to work with, but I'm not sure how to use up those 4 ingredients in one soup.
i should note that i've been sick for over 2 mos now with sinusitis and bronchitis, with a near daily low-grade fever (99.5-100), (and yes, I'm working with a dr/just finished antibiotics, etc.) so working toward a soup with maximum nutrition, but also hearty and tasty. your help is much appreciated!!!