Sunday, 31 July 2011

Recipe: Sadie's Vitality Broth

This is a simple broth and noodle soup that is a good alternative to chicken noodle soup. I found it in the book Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings: Down-Home Cooking for Everyone  by Joanne Stepaniak . I can highly recommend this book to anyone who wants recipes that aren't too complicated, don't have too many ingredients and do not take forever to make. Apart from the recipes, it also has lovely drawings and profiles of the animals from Farm Sanctuary in New York.

What you will need:
4-5 cups of water
1 can (approx 470g - 500g) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 and a half tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tp 2 tbsp fresh finely chopped parsley or 1 to 2 tsp dried
Just less than a tsp of salt, and onion powder (optional)
1 quarter tsp garlic powder (optional)
Dash of paprika and ground coriander
pinch of ground tumeric
2 thirds cup of orzo ( rice shaped pasta) or other small pasta.

Combine the water, chickpeas, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, herbs and spices in a large saucepan and bring to boil. Add the pasta and stir well. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the pasta is tender, approx 20 minutes.

Notes: Nutritional yeast cane be found in health  food shops and is NOT to same as Brewer's yeast! Fresh parsley is what I used and always prefer. The flavour is better and the best thing is - parsley is easy to grow, including in pots. The pasta I used was made of corn - it keeps its shape when cooked and it is gluten free.

The finished product is a lovely noodle broth, perfect for these cold, rainy days we are having in Perth, at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Yummo looks good- I love soups and broth, could probably happily spend the rest of my life living off both...