Personal cooking experiment

Tried my hand at making my own soup today. Anyone I know can tell you that I am not very good at making real food. I work fast food, and that's about all I know, so it really was an experiment. Fared quite well. I was going for tonnes of vegetables, and then realized that I needed protein as well, so I threw in some of my canned chickpeas, potatoes, and VOILA! Rather tasty, if I do say so. My SO didn't like it much, but he's a carnivore. Too many vegetables, not enough dead animal.
Here's what I threw in, if anyone who might read this thing has any tips to make it more balanced perhaps, or add their own flair.

1/2 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can vegetable broth, added 3 equal cans of water
1 red pepper, cubed
2 potatoes, large, cubed
1-2 cups of mixed frozen vegetables
1/2 can tomato paste
Seasoned with garlic powder, italian seasoning, salt, pinch of sugar (to cut the acidity).

It was quite good, pretty filling too, I was quite surprised.

Off I go.


Chile said...

For the carnivore, you can always have some dead animal on the side for him to toss into his bowl. Your soup sounds good as it is, though. Much better than fast food. ;-)

Frugal Nut said...

Hey, thanks! It was quite tasty. The carnivore says there's too much healthy stuff in there (vegetables, chickpeas) so he just made some macaroni and cheese. Oh well. :)