This recipe came from our local regional cancer center where I was a volunteer for many years up until October 2010. The home made soup mix (dry ingredients) were a gift to all volunteers and were layered in canning jars with pretty lids and covers. The dehydrated mixed veggies are the tiny ones (chopped small before drying rather than sliced). They're great in this soup. I added the seasonings and 99% FAT FREE beef broth because we watch our diets most nights so we can pig out one night a week. Great for a cool weather evening, served with just garlic bread or artisan bread.