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8 Essentials for Making Great Soup

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3. Vegetables and More

  • Long-cooking sweet vegetables: winter squash, carrot, parsnip, turnip, sweet (and white) potatoes.
  • A mixture of sweet vegetables and bitter greens: kale, collards, chard, dandelion, turnip.
  • Pungent vegetables to round out and deepen the flavor: onion, garlic, ginger, leek, shallot.
  • Beans, lentils, tempeh and tofu for added protein.
  • Tart and sweet apples or pears combine well with winter squash soups.
  • Aromatic herbs to enhance and accentuate the flavors: basil, parsley, sage, tarragon, cumin, oregano, thyme, rosemary.

4. Quality Oils: Olive, Sesame, Toasted Sesame, Roasted Walnut, Coconut.

5. Salty Taste: Sea salt, Miso (dark or light), Soy sauce (Tamari, Shoyu), Soy or Coconut Aminos.



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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: and. To view her website go to


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1:57AM PDT on Jul 13, 2013

Thank you :)

5:46AM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing

4:17AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

great tips, thanks for sharing

3:02AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Thank you :)

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2:11AM PDT on Jun 3, 2013

Thank you :)

8:30PM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Great tips. thank you.

1:47AM PST on Mar 6, 2013


7:03PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Good tips, thank you. :)

1:57PM PST on Dec 24, 2012

Thank you Delia, for Sharing this!

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