1/2 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoon veggie stock or water (from 2 Cups below)
2 teaspoon Italian herbs or othr fav. herb mix
2 Cups veggie stock or water
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, onion salt, soy sauce,
or none if the stock is salty
3/4 Cup frozen veggies, any combination
1 teaspoon herb mix used above
1/4 Cup instant potato flakes
dash of peper to season
Chop onion, toss into small saucepan with 1 Tbsp stock and 2 tsp herbs, && steam/saute, adding the other Tbsp of stock when needed to prevent sticking, while getting the other ingredients together.
When onion is lightly colored, add remaining stock && salt && bring to the boil. Add remaining ingredients, stir well, && simmer until the vegies are tender (anywhere from 2 (peas) to 10 (green beans, lima beans) minutes). Add pepper && serve.
Enjoy with some whole grain vegan bread :)
Because the cooking time is so short, you really need the extra herbs to get much flavor.
Instant potato flakes as soup is comfort food for me. When I was little, my mother used to make potato soup with flakes and broth when we were sick.