tips for great vegetables soups
by Care2
Categories: Eats, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian.

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Here in the northeast, it is warm soup time, and with the abundance of autumn vegetables, sweet squash and tree fruits, the possibilities for exciting recipes ignite the imagination. The essential ingredients for making great soup may vary from culture to culture, but they each work magic in very simple ways. Slow cooking yields the best results, while soup pots, as well as quality ingredients, can make the difference between a great or a mediocre soup.

1. Soup Pots

2. Soup Stock Base

3. Vegetables and More

4. Quality Oils: Olive, Sesame, Toasted Sesame, Roasted Walnut, Coconut.

5. Salty Taste: Sea salt, Miso (dark or light), Soy sauce (Tamari, Shoyu), Soy or Coconut Aminos.

For the finishing touch, once the the soup has been ladled steaming into the bowls, you can top it off with any of the following:

6. A drizzle of oil infused with a combination of herbs: Basil/Parsley, Mushroom/Sage, Herbs du Provence, Tuscan Garlic, Chipotle.

7. Condiment toppings: Diced green onions; toasted walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin or sesame seeds; minced fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil; fried sage.

8. Cream toppings: Wasabi mayonnaise; dairy or non-dairy sour cream or yogurt.

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