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Augment canned or ready-to-eat soups by adding extra vegetables. Add a fried egg slender slices of lunch meat a sprinkle of green beans and green onions to Ramen to increase its nutritional value. Often the most budget friendly option is to make your own soup. Soups are simple to make and are a good way to use any bits and pieces you have leftover from other meals. Freeze leftovers in freezer bags or containers marked with the date and the contents. When you are ready to make the soup pull out these valuable leftovers for additions to your soup. To make a pot of soup pull out an 8-quart pot. Brown any uncooked meat and onions you will be using. Then add your leftovers up to 4 cups of vegetables in any combination a handful of noodles of any type pour in up to 16 ounces of tomato in whatever form you have (puree sauce soup diced fresh) and add enough water to bring the mixture to within an inch of the pot s brim. Sprinkle in spices.
Wine should be added at a ratio of no more than 1/4 cup of wine to 1 quart of soup. Beer is also a good addition to soups and stews. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of beer to 3 cups of soup. Freeze the liquids drained from canned mushrooms or vegetables for later use in soups or stews. Since liquids boil at a lower temperature at high altitudes cooking time may need to be extended at altitudes above 2500 feet. Soups and stews should only simmer while cooking never brought to a hard boil. "Is it soup yet?" Naturally the best soups are made with a base of homemade broth and fresh ingredients but this method can be very time-consuming and labor intensive. If you like time spent in the kitchen preparing soup may be reduced by using canned or frozen broths and vegetables while still yielding an excellent product. Remember there are no really good quick soup recipes because any truly good soup needs time during preparation for flavor to fully develop. Always plan on providing enough time to prepare a really good soup or stew.
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In this article we will explore what soup is good for and why along with considerations of different kinds of healthy soup recipes and the benefits of home brewing. The Trouble With Canned Soup When you consider all of the mass-produced over-processed packaged food you can find on supermarket shelves today it might seem like overkill to put a similar blame on canned soup. Surely soup is still good even when canned. Well although canned soup is hardly the worthless junk found in many plastic or metal containers it is still not as good for you as when made from home ingredients. The canning process and the excessive additives and preservatives used can sap much of what is great about soup out of its recipe and leave you with a relatively unhealthy brew. Home-Brewing Gathering the ingredients yourself and putting together your own soup recipes is certainly bound to be healthier than buying pre-made soup off the shelf and you will almost certainly find that it does not really take much more effort.