Used different ingredients.
Wow, is this a great soup! Absolutely our new favourite comfort food! I used chicken stock instead of water and also added some baby carrots and canned corn to my pot. I have made this several times now and it always turns out fabulous... is even better the next day. Eat with some crusty french bread and it's heaven! Thanks so much for the great recipe! - 29 Sep 2008
Made it vegetarian.
Hi Pamj, you could always use Massell stock cubes instead, as they are made from vegetables but with chicken and beef flavours - 23 Aug 2009
by Sara Ann
Altered ingredient amounts.
I made this soup for its healing benefits, but I ended up loving it so much I'd make it anytime! It truly is "healing" and not just for cold/flu season, but this could also greatly benefit those with certain digestive conditions. (Cabbage being excellent for stomach ulcers, for one thing.) I found the amount of cabbage in the original recipe to be just right and did not add extra as other reviewers did. I did however, increase the onion to a whole medium-sized onion instead of just half, and used 4 garlic cloves instead of 2. I also added a little Italian seasoning to it, a pinch of cayenne, and a little black pepper. - 29 Sep 2008