The great thing about vegetable soup is that it is cheap, easy, healthy and delicious. Also, there are many different variations. The best part is trying the many different combinations and seeing what suits your tastes best.
The first thing you will want to do is prepare your vegetables. This includes, cleaning, washing, peeling, and chopping. I usually keep the carrots and potatoes separate from the others because they need a little bit more time cooking.
Next, empty the 1 or 2 cans of vegetable stock into a large pot. Then, put in only the carrots and potatoes. Heat on high until it boils. Once it is boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Finally, put in the remaining vegetables and turn the heat to low. Now let the soup simmer for 10 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Also, if you like your food spicy, through in some crushed red pepper, or even better yet, when you put in the onion, zucchini and celery, put in a chopped jalapeno.
Try different vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, anything you like.