My husband and I both love soup, it's one of those mutual interests we have that make living together so much easier and more enjoyable. I found this recipe last summer, when I was still very newlywed and just getting used to making dinner every night. Years of watching my mom cook from my perch at the kitchen table had taught me that cooking's more fun when you stray from the recipe and this soup was my gateway to freestyling in the kitchen. You can use whatever veggies you have or whatever catches your fancy at the grocery store and it's pretty hard to screw up. I love making a big batch for shabbos and then eating leftovers into the next week. I freeze some too, so I just have to reach into my freezer and heat it up in a saucepan whenever the mood for yummy, hearty soup strikes!
I usually saute both onions and leeks, because I just can't choose one, and I use at least twice as much celery as the recipe calls for, just for good measure. I also add a bunch of fresh dill when I add the rest of the veggies.
Click above for the whole recipe and let me know how it turns out! How do you customize your recipes?