Recipe: Winter Vegetable Soup

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As I mentioned last week, winter time is all about yummy soups and stews. Since I am practically making a vegetable soup once a week, I thought I would share this delicious recipe with you as well. According to my Mom, this can be turned into a summer or winter soup – it just depends on the ingredients that are in season. Since in California practically everything is in season available all year round, I try to go by what I remember to be the summer and winter vegetables. You can use whatever vegetables you like, really, but for the soup this weekend, I used the following  (fresh) ingredients (you can also substitute with frozen vegetables).

As you can see, I like to cook big pots of soup. They freeze well, but also keep well in the fridge for several days (I usually cook it for dinner and then we have it for lunch for the next couple of days).



1/2 head of cabbage (cut)

1 cauliflower

2 sticks of celery (sliced)

3 carrots (sliced)

6 mushrooms (quartered)

1 tomato (in wedges)

salt, pepper

vegetable stock


(Last week, I didn’t have cabbage and celery, but zucchini and cut green beans instead.)

Cut up the vegetables and bring vegetable stock, tomato, and longer-cooking vegetables (carrots, celery,  cabbage) to boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes, then add cauliflower, simmer for another 10 minutes and add mushrooms last.

Salt and pepper to taste.


Easy, fast and healthy.

  1. Looks delish – we will be having lots of soup, toast and 2 minute noodles over the next 6 months while I save money for NKOTB YAYYYY so excited :-) The problem is I really hate soup during summer :( For me soup needs to be accompanied by rain and wind LMAO I know I am strange :P

    Love ya and miss ya heaps

  2. looks yummy..thanx for the recipe:)

  3. Yummy, looks delicious! I love soups and stews this time of year as well…so good!
    Happy Monday sss

  4. I really need a bowl of that right now, it’s so cold and the day was too long.. thanks for sharing!! :)

  5. This looks so delicious! new follower! love hearing about people from Germany! I studied abroad there for a semester and love it! :)

  6. Definitely going to have to try this. :) I love soup!

  7. Cauliflower in soup? Genius. Also, yay soup season!

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely try it sometime. Vegetable soup sounds like a fantastic and healthy idea.

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