This vegan chicken noodle soup is the easiest thing to make ever. I often throw a me-sized bowl together, which is actually pretty large (see above), but it’s soup, right? My apartment is real cold, kids, don’t judge. If I’m constantly ingesting warm liquids it makes my life a lot better. We keep it at 55 F because we’re cheap, so I basically spend my time trying to find recipes that involve keeping the oven on for as long as possible or miraculously appearing in the kitchen whenever one of my housemates starts cooking to steal their heat. On the bright side, our heating bill hasn’t ever been over $25 each even in the dead of winter (I have 2 other housemates, do the math).
There are two key ingredients to this recipe, number one is nutritional yeast (1 lb. for $12.99 hellzz yeah, you really can’t go wrong) and the other is Edward & Sons Not-Chick’n Bouillon Cubes. I get them at the Co-Op near my apartment, but I burn through them, so I may have to buy them in bulk next. So good. I’m sure you could just use veggie broth if you don’t have access to this, but I love these things. They look like this:
- handful prepared seitan, chopped in blocks (this one is fast and easy)
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 1 glove garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Not Chick'n bouillon
- big handful of the noodles of your choice (I especially like the Bionaturae Organic Rombi)
- handful each of frozen corn and peas
- handful of whatever other veggies you like (I usually do mushrooms, broccoli, and/or carrots)
- 2-3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
- Pour water in a small sauce pan, add bouillon cube and bring to a boil.
- While it's coming to a boil chop the garlic and throw it in the water with the olive oil.
- Once the water is boiling, throw in a handful of noodles and stir.
- While the noodles are cooking, chop your unfrozen veggies and seitan.
- Add in the unfrozen veggies.
- Right before the noodles are ready, throw in frozen peas, corn and seitan.
- Take off heat and stir in the nutritional yeast.
- Slurp it up and be warm.
People are always impressed by this, but anything that involved frozen peas and corn is easy peasy in my book. I often throw this together for lunch in a crazed dash between my class and work.