Stupid Vegetable soups!   4 comments

Why does vegetable soup need to have chicken fat or milk in it?  Do the makers not think about the fact that people who buy vegetable soup might only want vegetables?  How annoying!  It took me 20 minutes in the grocery store just to pick out a soup.   When I finally found one with out animal, I realized it had soy bean oil. 

I know soy bean oil isn’t the biggest deal, but I’m really trying to avoid soy.  But just like corn in this country, it’s pretty hard to get away from it.

Why oh why can’t we just have a vegetable soup with just vegetables?

I finally found a soup from Select Harvest  that had no animal product but it did have some things I had to go home and research like Locus bean gum and Xanthan gum.   After my research, I decided it’s okay as much as process food can be okay.

Basically the best thing we can do is just make our food our self.  Maybe I’ll just make a whole bunch of home cooked meals from scratch and freeze them until I need them.   Because it’s rediculous the way things are.

I stopped at a grocery store to quickly pick up some soup because I didn’t want to spend 20 minutes cooking something.  But it ended up taking me 20 minutes just to find a real vegetable soup and another 7 to get home.   At the end of the day, I still had to eat locus bean and Xanthan gum.

All I wanted was vegetable soup!

4 responses to “Stupid Vegetable soups!

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  1. Good post!

    Just curious. What’s making you avoid soy? My husband and I are pescetarian, but I’m also trying to cut out soy. It’s just something about him eating soy and it turning into estrogen that scares me. lol!

    • Thanks Aliyah! Me and my writing partner did research and found that too much estrogen may possibly be the cause of fibroid tumors. It is said that soy can mimic estrogen in the body and since we both have been diagnosed with having fibroids, we will be staying away from soy as much as we can until completely healed. But soy is in so much these days that it’s a challenging task.

      Hope you our site gives you some helpful tips.

      ~A

  2. I know…it sucks! Like you said, the only way to truly get past the undesired ingredients, is to make it yourself. I have a few soup recipes that I use when I want good soup in a short amount of time…here’s one!

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 leek (thinly sliced)
    1/2 cup matchstick carrots
    1 large onion (thinly sliced)
    2 garlic cloves (chopped)
    9 oz. lentils
    5 cups of water
    1 1/2 cups tomato juice
    14 oz can of chopped tomatoes (or you can use fresh)
    1/2 tbsp cumin
    1/2 ground coriander
    1 bay leaf
    salt and pepper

    1. Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add the leek, carrot, onion, and garlic. Cover and cook for 4-5 min, stirring frequently, until the leek and onion are slightly softened.
    2. Rinse and drain the lentils. Add the lentils to the pan and stir in the water, tomato juice, and tomatoes. Add the cumin, coriander, and bay leaf with a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 45 min.
    3. If you want a smooth soup (I prefer mine with texture), you can puree it in a blender.

    Yummy Goodness!!

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