Leave off the beef and you have a great vegetable soup! The vegetables I use are either fresh or I froze them during the harvest months. You will need a large stock pot (about 20 quart); if you don't have one large enough halve the recipe. I only make this soup once a year now. What I usually do is set aside the amount we will eat in a 2-quart sauce pan and add more water and the potatoes. I let the stock pot of soup cool and freeze the remainder in quart bags. It's great served with sandwiches, cornbread or crackers. I know all these vegetables may not be located around the world, but they are plentiful here in Southeast America in the summertime, at the markets. Some are available in frozen foods at large supermarkets. Finished amounts are an estimate.