fire-roasted diced tomatoes
Note: This is a recipe from my sister, Michele - a very busy, single mom. Although homemade vegetable soup tastes delicious, it can demand a lot of preparation time. For convenience, this soup is made with pre-cut and bagged vegetables, canned tomatoes and boxed or canned vegetable broth, which you can purchase at your local grocery store. However, as an alternative, you can cut your own vegetables and make your own vegetable stock.