Nutrition Coaching

Eat Well Feel Well

The base of many nutrient packed meals begins  with mirepoix or soffrito which is a combination of aromatic vegetables onion, carrots and celery. These not only bring brilliant flavor but are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber to promote a health-filled life. 

Simmered together with garlic and aromatic herbs; thyme, oregano these add beautiful flavor
along with helpings of vitamins and antimicrobial, anti inflammatory properties.
Chicken-less Soup is a favorite way to use these ingredients. This is a hit with our family.

Chicken-less Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons water or more as needed to prevent sticking

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, sliced

2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced

8 cups vegetable broth

2 cups hydrated soy curls, follow package directions or, use cooked chickpeas for another delicious option. 

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

12 ounces pasta, I love fusilli (corkscrew) but any small pasta will work. 

salt + pepper, to taste

fresh chopped parsley, for serving

Add the onion to a large pot. Use water as necessary to prevent sticking.  Sauté until onion is translucent about 5 minutes, add celery and garlic and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the carrots, broth, soy curls and herbs. If using chickpeas, add the last 10 minutes of cooking. Bring to a boil, then simmer for approx. 20 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.  

Add the pasta and cook for another 7-10 minutes. Taste the soup and make any necessary seasoning adjustments, such as more herbs, salt + pepper.  Sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired and serve with crackers or my person favorite, cornbread. Enjoy!

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