Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Childhood Favorite Soup

When I was very young my siblings and I wanted Lipton's chicken noodle soup all the time. My mother decided to make it every day until we got sick of it. And sick of it I did indeed get. Still, the thought of such homey soups makes me a wee bit nostalgic for the days when I didn't have to worry about much beyond what I had for lunch.

It's comfort food. So it's natural that there would come a time when I would want to bring that memory alive again, without the real chicken, excess salt, or pitiful broth. And so I put together this vegan version.

I had some "veat" left over from the "chicken" salad I made recently, reported here. I sliced that up while I heated some vegetable broth. In this case I used vegetable broth cubes in boiling water because that's what I had. To the boiling broth I added the veat "breast" slices, some chopped red pepper, and frozen peas. When it started to boil again I tossed in a chunk of cappellini that I had broken into pieces. In a few minutes it was done, ready for salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Honest. It's a lot better than Lipton's.

1 comment:

laura jesser said...

Elaine,

I got your comment on my blog, and I wanted to clarify--when I said Worcestershire sauce, I meant vegan Worcestershire sauce (the kind without anchovies). I feel like, on a vegan blog with mostly vegan readers, I don't have to preface everything with the word "vegan" to make it clear that I am, in fact, using the vegan alternatives. I feel like it's the one place in the world where it is safe for me to do that and not get called out on it. So whether I am talking Worcestershire sauce, ice cream, cheesecake, Ranch dressing, or anything like that, if it's on my blog, I can assure you that it's vegan. (Besides, I actually have mentioned on my blog on earlier occasions about the very issue of Worcestershire sauce and how there are a couple of great vegan brands out there.)

I did not mean to come off sounding rude; it just bothers me when someone whom I have never "met" before stops by my blog and calls me out on something like that without knowing all the facts. I just wanted to clear up that confusion.

I do appreciate your visit to my blog--and yes, I was quite surprised to find out how vegan-friendly Disney World was.