A good bowl of warm comforting soup is like a hug on a cold day! Seriously, Canadian winters are hard enough as it is so I will take all the comforting bowls I can get. This easy soup recipe just became a family favourite with 3 / 3 kiddos loving it. An easy soup to make, full of whole organic ingredients it is a nourishing bowl you will love feeding to your family.Jump to Recipe
The key to a delicious and flavourful veggie soup recipe is to use a delicious and flavourful broth recipe. It’s like the idea of using bad wine to cook, if the wine is bad then chances are the sauce your making won’t be very good either!
So please stick to a good veggie broth recipe when making a soup recipe, or pick up a good brand at the grocery store. Now for some real talk, I NEVER use to make my own vegetable broth before. I thought it would be hard and time consuming. Then one day I was inspired by one of my favourite cooks, MamaEatsPlants while watching her make her own veggie broth.
All you need to do is save your veggie scraps into a large bag in your freezer. Then when it is full you simply cook it all with lots of water and some spices. It is seriously that easy and best of all it is a FREE veggie broth recipe! So even if the issues around food waste don’t concern you I am sure you can get behind free! You can read more plus get an official recipe for homemade veggie broth here.
What I love about homemade veggie broth is that you can tailor the flavour to your own preference. Add in oregano, sage, lemongrass, ginger… whatever you like!
This recipe was initially inspired by my Grandma, my Vovo! My inspiration and motivation in the kitchen all came from her. We lived halfway across the world from one another, but whenever we got together we would always be in the kitchen.
As a child I used to hate this, I found it mundane and boring the way she carefully peeled the garlic or tasted and adjusted each recipe a million times. And she always hide at least 1 ingredient when she shared her recipes so we would ask her to make it for us, thus ensuring she spent more time with us.
But as I grew up these precious moments were something I longed for. And her kitchen became a safe place for me, something I thought of often in my normal life. A place of fragrant smells, wonderful flavours and good company. This very blog is named after her. You see her table was a place of gatherings. A place where you went to eat and try new foods . At HER table we always gathered, the whole family, to eat her food and just be together. So I wanted to recreate that here, at MY table, a place where you can come to find good food and learn new things.
Ok now back to the recipe, lol
This homemade soup just happens to be a one pot meal, it comes together very quickly and requires minimal prepping. You can add any veggies you like. Some additions that work well are corn, peas, celery and leeks. I keep this a gluten-free recipe by using a rice-based noodle but feel free to use whatever noodle you like.
Make sure to allow the onions and garlic to soften slowly, take the time to sautee them with the spices to allow the flavours to come thru. because this recipe is fairly simple with not much spice you will want to take time in this step.
Then just throw in the veggie broth, veggies and noodles. I like to save any greens (like the kale) to add to the end so it can retain much of it’s nutrients but feel free to adjust that based on your preference. The soup will be done when the noodles are ready! It is that easy.
I like to add in a protein source to make this a complete meal. Traditionally you could add in chicken but since we are plant-based here I opted for a baked crispy spiced tofu. You can also use chickpeas instead if you prefer, or both! Either way this addition will make this a more satisfying and filling meal!
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Alright now on to the recipe and thank you for reading 😉 If you make this recipe please like and comment, that would mean a lot to me! And tag me (@at.my.table) with your re-creations so I can share it over on Instagram!
Until then, tchau
A homemade one pot easy soup recipe perfect to nourish your family. Easy to batch make and meal prep this gluten-free and plant-based recipe delivers on flavor. Top it with crispy tofu or chickpeas making it a complete nourishing meal.
1 onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
2 tbs oregano
1 tbs Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt (omit if your veggie broth has salt in it)
8 cups veggie broth
1 box of your fav elbow pasta. I used the gluten free elbows from Barilla
6 white button mushrooms, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
2 cups green beans, quartered
2 cups chopped kale
juice form 1 lemon
1 block firm tofu
2 tbsp tapioca flour (or sub arrowroot or corn starch, you can also cook without the flour)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbs Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of salt
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs maple syrup
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
dash of salt
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