I really have never thought about writing an article on soup before. What brought it about was that I have just returned from a walk in the forest and the temperature is barely 30 degrees. Now, let me tell you, I am a warm weather person, so I was basically shaking in my boots. On the way home my thoughts turned to soup.steaming, delicious soup.
I am aware that many soups take hours of simmering before they are ready to serve. What I had in mind was what I call "Quick Soup". It is amazing how easy and quick it is. There are only two basic ingredients - broth and canned tomatoes. I usually use chicken broth and diced tomatoes.
Of course you can use quartered, halved or whole tomatoes. It only depends on what you prefer. Seasoning is also up to the individual. I prefer to add some pepper, onion seasoning, garlic, and maybe some oregano.
Keep it mild or spice it up. I love vegetables so I usually add vegetables. I chop zucchini, carrots, celery, onions and throw in some frozen corn. This has become my favorite soup because it is so versatile. Whatever vegetables are on hand can go in it.
This is great as a snack or an appetizer. Do you need a heavier soup for a main course? Just stick with "Quick Soup". Add some meat. With the chicken broth I tend to use chicken. If I want to add beef I tend to switch to beef broth. Serve this soup with a salad and some crusty French Bread and you have a quick, nutritious meal.
To be good a food does not have to be complicated. Especially with our busy lives simplicity rules. What more could you ask for? This dish is quick, simple, and healthy. .
By: Jan Wilhelm