"I never follow recipes—I prefer to just cook with what I have."
Soups are great dishes to use what you already have on hand and improvise! Almost any vegetable can be thrown into a soup or stew and it will just make the soup taste better.
Soups and stews can be made to last for many meals. Simply add more water or broth to make more soup.
Use the cheaper cuts of meats for soups and stews since they become tender when cooked for a long time.
Soups freeze well. If you make a very large pot and freeze the leftovers, you can defrost them later.
Add a hearty grain to your soup to make it more filling. Barley, farro, and brown rice hold up well in soups.
Frozen and canned vegetables are easy additions to soups.
Make a soup this week with the leftovers in your fridge.