Friday, October 26, 2007

unchicken soup

warning soup for the season, originally uploaded by organic baker.

i decided to be a part of the welcoming committee for this year's flu season. i graciously welcomed the first wave of flu virus and called them my own. it was probably due to the stress of opening another school year, trying to make my cupcake store grow, weather adjustments, change of daily routine, a combination of all factors, i was sniffling like crazy. when i'm sick, roan's sick too, that's just a fact of life. give it a few more days and dan will join in the bandwagon.
as a preventive measure, this soup came in very handy on dan's first and last day of feeling sick this year. the key to this soup is using all the fresh veggies you can think of and letting it cook in a real good vegetable stock. in a big pot, saute red pepper flakes, onions, garlic and fennel. add carrots and potatoes then mix in two boxes of good vegetable stock and bring to a boil. add tomatoes, mushrooms, string beans, peas, corn, zucchini and red bell pepper, season to taste. in a separate pot, cook some mini pesto ravioli (just because i dont like my noodles mushy, plus this method makes sure that the noodles doesn't suck all the stock from the soup). put some ravioli in a bowl, ladle some soup, top with parsley and you're done!
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