Soup is the most basic form of cooking. I don't care who you are, you can always make soup. You can blend up some refried beans with vegetable broth either in a food processor or blender, toss the mixture in a pot to heat it up and serve. You can blend up tomatoes with a grapefruit and spices, for a neat twist. Throw in any vegetables that need used up. Potatoes are easy to add density, either cut up or blended as well.
Today I decided to make soup for lunch. Here is what I did:
4 Small Potatoes, cut into hash brown sized pieces
2 Large Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
1 Bouillon Cube (gluten-free, vegan for us)
1/2 Small Onion, minced
1 TSP GMO-Free Miso Paste (fermented soy paste found in most grocery stores)
1 Carrot, finely chopped
1 1/2 Cups Left Over/Cooked Rice
1. Fill up a pot about 3/4 of the way with water, toss in the bouillon cube and miso paste. Boil.
2. Add the potatoes and carrots, turn the burner down to low and cover (simmer).
3. Toss in the onions and simmer until the potatoes are half cooked.
4. Add the garlic, simmer for a few minutes.
5. Put the rice in the pot and simmer until all ingredients are cooked through.
Another idea if you find you have too much broth for your pot is to scoop it into ice cube trays and freeze it. The next time you are cooking something that needs a little more flavor such as rice or a stir fry, just pop a cube or two into the dish.