Of Light and Soup

We read The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread
a year ago and loved it.  And since that time Rachel has been trying to come up with the perfect soup.

You see I am not a fan of soup.  I don’t enjoy canned and seldom make it from scratch.  Rachel on the other hand has decided that since she can’t eat any canned soup (except for Trader Joes Black Bean and their Split Pea Soup–both of which she loves but aren’t the type of soup she really wants.)  And so, she has been making soup (not from recipe just experimenting) and after much trial and error and many variations she has come up with a soup that all of us love.

Rachel’s Soup

Fresh or frozen veggies (sometimes chopped finer than others but all smaller than for a stir fry about a cup or so veggies total)

  • carrots
  • peppers
  • celery
  • onion

Noodles (egg noodles are best but rice or potatoes are good)

about a tablespoon Bragg’s liquid amino (best soy sauce ever)

dried or fresh, about a teaspoon each but adjust to taste

  • onion powder
  • onion flakes
  • garlic powder
  • chives
  • parsley
  • black pepper

3 cups water

Simmer only until the starch is cooked through.

This is also excellent with drops of bread dough on top, cooked like dumplings,with sandwiches, or whatever you like to eat with soup.

The best part of this is that Rachel developed it on her own, because she wanted to, and it is good soup.