Thursday, July 29, 2010

not-chicken noodle soup!

I've never had chicken noodle soup before, so I actually have no idea how accurate this vegan version is! Alas, muffin loves chicken noodle soup, and so I made it for him. It's a pretty american dish that never really made it across the ocean into my household as a child. Nevertheless, this one is tasty.
chicken noodle soup:

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stick, diced
1 leek, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1 small turnip, diced

1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon dried oregano
1 Tablespoon dried bouquet garni
1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1/4 cup white wine

1.5 Litres "chicken" stock*


200g pasta (i used vermicelli)

Heat oil in big pot, add all the vegies and cook on a low heat until they are softened but not browned.

Add all herbs and cook 1 further minute.

Deglaze with white wine.

Add stock, bring to boil.

Take a spoonful of the hot stock and make an arrowroot paste in a small bowl. Add to big pot and whisk quickly to prevent lumps.

Cut up pasta with scissors so it's about -------------- THAT big! Add to pot and cook untl al dente.

Season to taste.

Serve with crusty bread, love and hugs.

* I used 'massel chicken style stock' cubes because it's vegan, gluten free, lactose free, trans fat free and has no added msg.
** arrowroot dissolves clear unlike corn flour. Arrowroot is also gluten free; made from tapioca!


  1. Sounds great and I love the name!

  2. I didnt know massel chicken stock is vegan! does it taste really chickeny? I think I might be put off if it did.
    But I love the sound of this soup! I miss noodle soup. Maybe I should try it with veggie stock :) with crusty bread mmmmm


  3. I've never had chicken noodle soup either, but this sounds lovely and soothing, all those herbs, especially the rosemary.

  4. K - thank you very much!

    Rose - I'm pretty certain its vegan! its a pretty chickeny flavour, but not too intense, i don't think i could eat it if it was! Mmmm breaaddd. hahaha.

    Mangocheeks - it actually was quite tasty, and muffin says its accurate too. Yum.


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