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Today I splurged and bought Amy's alphabet veggie soup for DS. It was yummy and DS slurpped it down.<br>
It cost $2 though, and the ingredients were so minimal. I know I can make it myself for much cheaper.<br>
I am looking for a simple veggie, tomatoey based soup that I can freeze. I will add cooked pasta after I heat it up.<br>
The broth was a clear, thin simple tomato - but it didn't taste tinny at all. very yummy and fresh tasting.<br><br><br>
any ideas?
 

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Hi Mammo2Sammo,<br><br>
I make soup often, and my vegetable soups are usually tomato based. What I use is vegetable broth, and then a can (or two, or more, depending on how much you're making!) of diced tomatoes. You can get these organic, if you prefer, or just get those large cans of the imported Italian kind. I've always had good luck with those, although I'm also guilty of using the el-cheapo kinds, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"> Use the juice too -- just dump it all in. Or you can puree it first if you don't want the chunks of tomato.<br><br>
And then, of course, whatever veggies you want! Carrots, onions, beans, celery, zucchini, greens, peppers, peas, corn, and so on.<br><br>
Does this help?<br><br>
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Thanks it does<br><br>
That sound pretty simple. Do you make your own veggie broth? or canned?<br><br>
I usually make complicated soups, but that wasn't the flavor I am looking for. I think your soup description will work well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks it does<br><br>
That sound pretty simple. Do you make your own veggie broth? or canned?<br><br>
I usually make complicated soups, but that wasn't the flavor I am looking for. I think your soup description will work well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I make veggie broth when I'm feeling ambitious, but I also use canned (and even the bouillon cubes -- <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: ).<br><br>
I've never had the Amy's soup, but of course you can (and probably will have to) tinker with the spices to get it to taste right. With mine, no two batches are the same, 'cause I always have different veg on hand and use different herbs, etc. to season it.<br><br>
Anyway, good luck! Are you getting alphabets to put in it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
~nick
 

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Anyway, good luck! Are you getting alphabets to put in it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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oh yeah definately. DS got a real kick out of them.<br><br>
I realized while he ate the soup that he does yet understand the phrases "S is for Sammy, M is for Mommy," etc. He kept on saying "O is for mommy" "T is for Sammy" He kept on handing me the letters after each pronouncement. very cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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