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"Guten tag! It really is a fine day if you're cooking up some German Potato Soup! This hearty, vegetarian soup (which can easily be made vegan if you prefer) is designed to be as thick as possible, making each bite feel substantial and satisfying rather than watery. The fluffy potatoes, bright carrots, and savory onion all combine with the delicate sweetness of the marjoram for a flavor reminiscent of the high hinterlands of Europe. Throw a few sausage slices (meat or vegetarian) on top and you have a full meal in a..."

1 tablespoon oil, of your choice
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery or 1/2 small celery root, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 pounds potatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
nutmeg, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 cups vegetable broth
2 whole bay leaves, optional
1/3 cup cream, dairy or dairy free
fresh parsley, optional, for garnish
sausage slices, optional, cooked, meat or vegan, to taste
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