Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Seitan Noodle Soup

There's really only one thing I want to eat when I have a cold.  Seitan Noodle Soup.

Well, okay, I also wanted popcorn and Purely Decadent ice cream.  And a gazillion glasses of lemon ginger Prometheus Springs drink and lemon ginger Yogi Tea.  But I really love noodle soup the best when I'm sick.

And it's pretty awesome that this soup is easy to make, since I usually want it when I have zero energy.  But my cold that was steadily getting worse yesterday is steadily getting better today.  So here's the recipe.

Seitan Noodle Soup

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
1 package seitan (Upton's original is good)
6 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2-3 inch hunk of ginger, finely grated
2 quarts water
2 Rapunzel bouillon cubes- herbed variety
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Handful fresh parsley, minced
Couple handfuls of pasta (I like fusilli)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. lemon juice

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot.  Add onion, carrot and celery and saute a couple minutes, until onions are beginning to get translucent.  Add seitan and continue cooking until it begins to brown.  Add garlic, ginger, water, bouillon, yeast and parsley.  Bring to a simmer and cook until carrots are tender.

Add pasta and continue to cook until it's tender (don't overcook- the pasta will cook more when you go back for leftovers all day).  Add salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Enjoy while watching a gazillion episodes of 30 Rock on Netflix.


Catherine Weber said...

feel better soon, liz!

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better!


Elliott said...

This was a fantastic soup! Thank you very much for posting it, as a life long vegetarian I have tried to make mock chicken noodle soup many times but this was the best by far. Thanks!

creadick said...

I just made this soup for my daughter who was sent home from her job as a summer camp counselor to recover from her illness. R&R, TLC, and Chicken-less Noodle Soup are just the ticket. It is delicious!! Thank you so much!!