Phil’s Famous Kitchen Sink Soup

In the midst of our first detox Celeste was making dinner and Phil said “If I have another salad I’m going to run out of here screaming!

Phil’s Famous Kitchen Sink Soup

This is our most popular soup. It is a favorite from our Affordable Healthy Eating classes and a staple at our house. We store some in the refrigerator to eat and put some in the freezer for later. Remove from freezer, thaw in refrigerator over night, warm on stovetop and serve.
Servings: 6
Cost: $8


  • Large Crockpot or Soup pot, knives, cutting board


  • ½ head of green cabbage
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato chopped
  • 1 large yellow sweet onion chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic optional, minced
  • 4 large leaves of kale sliced thin
  • 1 small head broccoli chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped or sliced thin
  • Celery leaves from the middle of the celery stalk
  • 1 14-15 oz size can organic Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Grape seed oil can use less or even none to reduce fat
  • 2-3 teaspoons Organic Better than Bouillon vegetarian vegetable base
  • Filtered water


  • Dilute Better than Bouillon in a pan of boiling filtered water, stir to dissolve.
  • Put Grape seed oil in the bottom of your crock pot or soup kettle.
  • Add all the veggies.
  • With your hands, stir to coat all veggies with Grape seed oil. Stir in Celtic Sea Salt, basil and red pepper.
  • Add the Bouillon mixture.
  • Add filtered water cover veggies and stir well.
  • Cook all day, in Crock-pot or 2 hours in oven or at least 1 hour on the stovetop, until veggies can be pierced with a fork.
  • This can be frozen and reheated (not in microwave) or will last about 3 days in the fridge.
  • Only reheat enough to eat at a time, not the whole pan.


You can substitute 1-2 boxes of an organic veggie broth from Imagine, Pacific or Whole Foods 365 brand (watch for MSG words) for the Better Than Bouillon base if you like.
**You can add any of your favorite veggies and/or add a can of your favorite beans or a cup of cooked Quinoa for protein.


He jumped up, ran to the fridge, got out every veggie in the fridge and Phil’s Kitchen Sink Soup was born. It has been a favorite of our Whole Foods Cooking Class students since 2006.

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