Leeks take a little cleaning, but they have great flavor, particularly in soup. They’re a bit milder than onions and garlic, and despite what most recipes say, you can eat pretty much the whole thing, including the dark green leaves.
Vegetable stock can be used to replace the meat stock or water in just about any recipe. It adds a hint of flavor and extra nutrition to soups, risotto, and more. This very basic recipe is really just a guideline – there is no right or wrong recipe for vegetable stock. You can add just about anything.
Vegetable soup is one of those things that don’t really need a recipe – you can customize the ingredients to your heart’s content. This recipe is really just a set of guidelines to give you some ideas about what to include.