Saturday, August 29, 2009

just what he needed...

We've had a little bit of sickness in the family over the last week, and Paulie was the latest. When his fever coincided yesterday with a mild, rainy day, I decided to make a simple meal of soup and homemade bread for dinner.

With Elizabeth's handmade candles.

What kind of soup would you make for those feeling under-the-weather: "no-chicken" noodle soup, of course, since we're a veggie family.

"No-Chicken" Noodle Soup

4 carrots, diced thinly
3 stalks celery, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 strip of kombu, pinched into small pieces if the kids are going to eat it
1 qt. veggie broth
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sea salt, or more to taste (we use Himalayan pink salt)
6 cups water
1/4-1/3 lb pasta (we used Eden Alphabet Pasta)

Simmer all ingredients except pasta for 1 hour, then add pasta and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Serve very hot.

He ate 2 full bowls after barely eating anything earlier in the day. "No-Chicken" Noodle Soup must have been just what he needed.


  1. Hi Joy,
    I hope everyone in your family is well soon :) Elizabeth's handmade candle is beautiful. We are still experiencing cool weather here so your soup will be wonderful for dinner tomorrow, thanks for the recipe :)

  2. Joy, Hope you're all feeling better soon. The soup looks yummy!

  3. I just read this now after we met at the park. Heck if I knew that soup was back at your place I would have ditched the in-laws in a minute :)
    SO glad he's well!

  4. It's a gray cloudy day here today and your soup fits my mood perfectly. I may have to mix up a pot!

  5. so glad he is feeling better...
    do you and your family avoid all meats at all times? do you ever eat out?
    I am curious b/c our family only eats certain foods (due to allergies)and always like to hear how others, who also eat differently, manage!

  6. Such comfort and beauty in your home!
    Many blessings to your family, I hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  7. Thanks for asking about our vegetarianism. We don't eat any meat at home, however, Paul will eat fish at other places and Paulie and Philip eat meat other places including their mom's house. Elizabeth, Finn and I are veggie full-time. :) We do eat out, but mostly at places with a wide selection of vegetarian and whole foods.

  8. Thank you for sharing that recipe! I'm going to pass it along to my oldest daughter who is a vegetarian who loves to cook.

  9. That's too bad that sickness is going through your house. I hope everyone is better now. That soup looks good!


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