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Old 01-07-2016, 01:42 PM   #11
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Lettuce in soup, what a great idea, K-Girl! I would never have thought of that, much of ours goes to waste.


I think the only veg that I haven't put into a soup/stew is Cucumbers, but then isn't there a recipe some where for specifically Cucumber soup?
:quick search: YUP!
Thai Cucumber Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
We need to try this! Nom nom nom
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:42 AM   #12
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You were all so helpful! I picked up some carrots, sweet potatoes, frozen corn, frozen green beans, a can of butter beans, veggie stock ( I agree Andy :)), a vidalia onion and some canned diced tomatoes. I can't wait to put it all together this weekend...thanks everyone!
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:49 AM   #13
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Season with parmesan...

Search for Minestrone here and on google.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:02 AM   #14
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Oooooo parmesan....yum Princess! I love minestrone...great idea!
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...I too just throw in whatever I find in the `fridge and/or freezer...even lettuce can go into a vegetable soup, towards the end though, yeah. If it's a bit wilted and not so great for a salad, chuck it in!
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Lettuce in soup, what a great idea, K-Girl! I would never have thought of that, much of ours goes to waste.
A couple years back I had a glut of romaine that needed using up. Except that it was way too cold to make salad. (Why did I buy that romaine again???) Anyway, came upon a recipe that specifically called for romaine, although I've also made it with tired Swiss chard or spinach. Himself loves it, too, and we can eat up an entire pot just between the two of us.

Chickpea and Romaine Soup with Golden Vermicelli

With the turmeric, paprika, and cayenne, this is a perfect soup to warm up with on a cold winter night.
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Season with parmesan...

Search for Minestrone here and on google.
oooooo, and a drizzle of some nice olive oil on top too, mmm
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:13 PM   #18
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Came out ok...not quite the flavor I wanted to end up with but it doesn't surprise me...I'm terrible with what to use for spices!!
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What ingredients did you use and how much?
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A large can of stewed tomatoes drained, one container of fresh mushrooms, 1/2 lb of carrots, a small bag of frozen corn, 2 medium sweet potatoes, 1/2 of a vidalia onion, a large box of veggie stock, a cup of red wine and filled the rest of my 7 quart crock pot with water. salt and pepper and too much garlic powder :)
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