Craft 10 different bowls of comfort using 1 easy recipe

By Joy Manning
December 18, 2013

Soup is one of the easiest and most forgiving things you can possibly cook. Plus you gotta love that the broth-based stuff keeps beautifully in your freezer and seems to improve over time, even if that's only overnight before reheating it to enjoy for a comforting lunch at work the next day.

Each of the following recipes serves four and follows the same can't-screw-it-up directions:

1. Cook your aromatics in 1 tablespoon healthy oil (such as olive or canola) until softened.

2. Add remaining ingredients except garnishes. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

3. If appropriate, puree in a blender until soup is smooth and creamy.

4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add garnishes as desired.

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