Healing vegetable soup
- 4 cups vegetable stock
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 carrots, sliced into rounds
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup rice or small pasta (I used Trader Joe's harvest blend)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning (optional, but it adds a more authentic "noodle soup" flavor)
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Scant 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- S&P, to taste
- In a large soup pot, saute aromatics in olive oil until translucent.
- Add water, stock, bay leaves and seasoning and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn on low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, add the dry pasta and continue to cook for 10-15 more minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked. Fish out the bay leaves, ladle into bowls, sprinkle with nutritional yeast and enjoy!
This soup is so simple, but so incredibly comforting. I really believe that soup does help when you're sick, and this soup has all the components that I find to be so warming and nourishing. It's light, familiar, perfectly seasoned and easy to put together. All I had to do was chop veggies and let the pot do all the work for me, which is exactly what I needed.
Now I'm going to continue drinking tea, curl up and relax. Tomorrow is crunch time - I have oodles of chem homework to do! Ah!