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Home made vegetable soup- it needs something, but what?

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  1. Neal

    Neal Millennium Member

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    Made a big pot of vegetable soup Sunday, this time without any beef as I am trying to cut back on meat for heath reasons. I used potatoes, carrots, green beans, lima beans, celery, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, and corn. Tomatoe juice for the liquid. Could not find any beef base without MSG, so I added some beef stock for flavor. Seasoned with bay leaves and Worcheshire(sp?) sauce. It's not bad, but it does not have that great vegetable soup flavor. Any suggestions or comments?
     
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    "Italian spices" - a mixture of parsley, oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, sweet basil & marjoram

    (Toss in some pearl barley, too)
     
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  3. Neal

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    OK, thanks, I'll try it.
     
  4. Neal

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    Well it so happens that my wife had a bottle of spices in our spice cabinet labeled "Italian Seasoning". I added some to the soup and it is much improved. Much more enjoyable now. Thanks very much. :thumbsup:
     
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    Get some bay leaves next time and toss one in. Always makes everything delicious.
     
  6. Neal

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    Read the original post.