There’s nothing quite like the distinctive experience of a steaming bowl of fragrant broth brimming with fresh simmered vegetables with plenty of slurpy noodles. Especially when the weather is cool or when you are feeling low.
Making a pot of soup is a caring, healing thing we can do for one another as well. A fresh-cooked, mindfully prepared soup tastes nothing like soup from a can or even from the local deli. This soup is so simple, anyone can do it.
The stars of my vegan show are a golden chicken-less broth, a dash of poultry seasoning, Gardein chicken substitute and lots of fresh parsley and cracked black pepper. Guaranteed to heal whatever ails 🙂 I hope you enjoy this soup and I hope you share it with a friend.
Chik’n Noodle Soup
4 cups vegetable broth (chicken-less flavor, if you can find it)
1 large carrot, sliced into wheels about 1/8 inch thick
2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1-1 1/2 cups egg-free noodles, cooked ( I used 2 lasagna noodles, cut into thin strips)
2 Gardein chik’n-less scaloppini filets, frozen or thawed (or a big handful of soy curls if you’ve got ’em)
Big handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp Poultry Seasoning (optional)
Fresh ground black pepper
Combine first four ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan and set to boil. Cover pot, reduce heat to low and cook vegetables until tender, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, saute filets in a little oil in a small skillet until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.
When vegetables are tender, remove lid from pot and add the cooked noodles, stirring to make sure they are well distributed throughout soup. Dice the cooked scaloppini filets to about the same size as the vegetables and stir into the soup. Add parsley and lots of ground pepper. Taste for salt and continue stirring until all ingredients are heated through.
Yield: 4 servings