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comment by insomniasexx
insomniasexx  ·  3832 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Recently in my increasingly vegetarian kitchen: vegetable soup

This looks good. I have a question though....how filling is soup really? I never really consider soup a meal and usually end up hungry or not fully satisfied in an hour. Am I doing it wrong?

PS: They embed if you don't make them a link. So just paste the imgur link underneath your title like this:

Ye ingredients:

JonBanes  ·  3831 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, to make this a bit thicker (which usually tricks me into thinking it's more filling) you could make a roux. All you need is a couple tbs of flour in between sweating the veggies and pouring in the broth. Mix in and brown up the flour a bit, this helps give a nutty flavor the more you brown but thickens less the more you brown.

If you're not on a diet this then makes a pretty good pot pie filling, too (or just put in a ceramic oven safe bowl and put a square of puff pastry on top at 400 F, perhaps a bit of egg wash for color).

If it's too soupy you can also experiment with adding noodles or rice to suck up excess moisture and give the whole thing a bit more structure.

I'd also probably add celery in the sweat (because France) and mushrooms (both because I love mushrooms and the earthy/savory flavor helps it not be so leafy/veggie/unsatisfying).

ixnar  ·  3832 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The embedding isn't exactly clear from the markup box:

  URLs become links.
  Text can link to URLs by using the following format: [linked text](http://theurl.com)
  Image URLs (.png, .tif, and .jpg) will embed automatically.
Line 1 and 3 should have examples. And it'd be even better if the box itself also used markup :)

Back to soup: it seems adding potatoes really thickens soup up. I'm going to try increasing the ratio of potatoes, and making bigger batches.

humanodon  ·  3832 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How many people are you trying to feed? That amount of ingredients might be good for 2-4 bowls of soup. This recipe I posted makes a lot of soup that's really filling.

Soup is like other food. More stuff=more filling. If it has a lot of broth, but not a whole lot of stuff, then yeah, you'll get hungry quicker. As a single (and broke) dude, my strategy is to make really dense soups that I can then stretch out by adding broth.