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04:58 pm - How to improve canned soup?
Hello, I have quite a few cans of Campbell's Vegetarian Vegetable Soup.. but, I haven't been eating them because they taste ..well... not-so-great, but they are handy to have around (especially during the winter) so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to spice it up a bit? TIA!

Ingredients:
Tomato puree (water, tomato paste), potatoes, carrots, water, peas, corn, diced tomatoes in tomato juice, green beans, high fructose corn syrup, enriched macaroni product (wheat flour, egg white solids, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), modified food starch, contains less than 2% of the following ingredients: onions, celery, salt, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, onion powder, dehydrated garlic, spice, flavoring, oleoresin paprika.


Campbell's Website (the VV soup is three clicks left)
Current Mood: boredbored

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From:girlfmkitty
Date:November 20th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's double crap due to the high fructose corn syrup and MSG and also the enriched macaroni product.

I'd add more tomato puree, a can of any beans and spice it up with chipotle powder, giving it a Mexican twist.

Good luck!
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From:starstarstar
Date:November 21st, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
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yep. STAY AWAY FROM HFCS.
boooooooo.


i have a recipe i made up for a tomato soup. super easy. i'll have to type it up.
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From:etxeberria
Date:November 20th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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I add garlic, pepper, black beans, and frozen vegetables. Sometimes I'll even add a little grated cheese.
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From:kamaliitaru
Date:November 20th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
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I add frozen vegetables, beans and/or lentils. If I have any leftovers from my cooking (like in the freezer), I will add pesto or roasted red peppers - maybe some sun dried tomatos.
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From:commonxrider
Date:November 21st, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
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When I make soup I usually end up adding more (egg) noodles. They never have enough and they're always so gross and squishy.
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From:slanderouslibel
Date:November 21st, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
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Sourdough bread bowls are pretty awesome, and if you add whatever spices make you happy (I really love Cayenne Pepper and Seasoned Salt) and put it in the bread bowl. If you don't like Sourdough, you could probably make your own bread bowl (but the only kind I've seen sold pre-made are Sourdough).

I hope you find something good to do with it!

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From:sydelbow
Date:November 21st, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
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oooo bread. Bread makes everything better lol :D
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From:sydelbow
Date:November 21st, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
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I am with the above posters -- beans and veggies to bulk it up and some spice to make it oh so tasty! Start with pepper and maybe some sea salt (there is wayyyy enough salt in canned soup usually) and then play around with like... oregano or something :D
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From:xvmorganalefayv
Date:November 21st, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
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Just wanted to warn you--due to some questioning on Twitter the other day, @campbellsoupco admitted that their "vegetable" juices, like V8, may contain animal products as flavoring. So in the ingredients, where it says "flavoring", you might well be eating chicken stock or boullion. Just thought I'd throw it out there. Sorry I have no super-useful suggestions!
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From:commonxrider
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
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Can you post a source on this? I know some people who might be interested.
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From:xvmorganalefayv
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
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http://twitter.com/#search?q=%40campbellsoupco has a lot of people replying to or retweeting this info. A friend of mine was retweeting it as they replied to her and a friend of hers. Disturbing. :(
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From:xvmorganalefayv
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
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Replying to myself to add--I just looked at Campbell's Twitter proper, and there are none of these on there. :/ So either they deleted them...or...I don't know. I know that my friend who was retweeting it is very reliable and wouldn't make things up, though.
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From:xvmorganalefayv
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
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Replying to my reply to add that on further reading, it seems this was from an e-mail exchange that @ashatara had with representatives from Campbell's Soup Co., and she was Tweeting to inform the general public.
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From:lunamorgan
Date:November 21st, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
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WHAT??? That's the most depressing thing I've ever heard since I live on V8. I'm crushed.
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From:beautiflytragic
Date:November 22nd, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I'd stay away from HFCS and MSG.

If you want a good canned soup, I'd buy organic. Amy's organic and Wolfgang Pucks are some good brands.
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From:saitenyo
Date:November 30th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
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I get pretty bored with soups too. I find adding a little Bisquick or even regular flour thickens them up nicely. Maybe some cheese too.

I'd also recommend avoiding soups containing HFCS. That stuff is awful. I developed a food intolerance to it a few years ago and can't eat it without feeling ill.

It basically skyrockets your blood sugar for a bit, so you feel satiated right away, but then it bottoms out pretty fast so you feel hungry again soon. Most people I know who cut it out of their diet notice a general improvement in how they feel after eating.

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