Master Soup Recipe

Yield: 1 Servings
1tsOlive oila
2Cloves garlic; minced
1Onion; peeled and chopped
5cBroth (chicken; beef, vegetable, or bottled clam juice, or low-salt vegetable juice)
1cChopped vegetables (celery; carrots, parships, squash, celery root, green beans, fennel, broccoli buds, cauliflower buds, stewed tomatoes, green peas)
1tsDried herbs (thyme; dill, rosemary, sage, basil, oregano, marjoram)
1/2lbUncooked meat or other protein, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (chicken, lean ground beef, turkey, scallops, shrimp, lean ground lamb, tofu, salmon) (up to 1)
1/4cQuick cooking grain (pasta; bulgur, barley, white rice, quick-cooking brown rice, couscous)
1tbFresh chopped parsley
1cCanned beans; drained (Optional; black, kidney, pinto, lima, or white beans)