Perfect for a cold winter night, healthy and delicious! Warms you body and soul, without tons of calories. I put this together spur of the moment, so good I had to record it for posterity. As with any soup recipe, you can use whatever veggies you have on hand... fresh or frozen, and can add just a handful (1/2 - 1 cup) of rice (50 minutes before it's done simmering) or pasta (8-12 minutes before it's done)if you like. This is a "loose" recipe as I don't measure much...would be easy to increase or reduce amounts to make as much as you want. Please use organic ingredients as much as possible, tastes better and is better for the earth and your body. The flavor of this soup is amazing, a must have!