Recipe: Speedy Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cleaned, cut vegetables
1 russet potato, cut into cubes
4 cups veg juice and broth
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Cook onion and peppers in olive oil 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the hardest vegetables (carrots, celery, turnip). Cover with broth or tomato juice, add 1/2 tsp. salt and bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes, then add softer vegetables (summer squash, cauliflower) and potatoes. Cook 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. If using frozen vegetables, add for last five minutes of cooking time.