Halia’s Noodle Soup

I had planned on blogging about my current progress on the Reverse 100 Thing Challenge (I am qiite proud of what I have accomplished in just one day) however since my oldest is home sick from school today, I felt it was more suiting to post the recipe about her favourite soup. 
And when I say favourite, I really mean the only one she’ll eat with out complaint.  Halia helped me come up with the initial idea of it, and we have tweaked it till its just right.  Its full of ingredients I usually have in the pantry, so its something that can easily be whipped up on a cool day when you just don’t feel like yourself. 
I love and encourage cooking with kids.  Of course there is the whole ‘learning to cook’ aspect of it, but there is so much more to the experience. 
There math and fractions involved.  I let the girls make a mess and measure out the ingredients themselves. 
There is science and experimenting involved.  I let them taste test along the way and let them concoct their own flavours, and soup is the perfect way to experiement since you can’t really go too far wrong with it.
There is an independance that is learned from knowing you can do something grown up for yourself. 
And sometimes, when its a recipe you all know by heart, there is just a simple bonding that takes place over food, and a honesty that happens when people cook together. 

Halia’s Noodle Soup
3 cups tomato juice
4 cups vegetable broth
1 onion, chopped, browned in olive oil
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen green beans
1 large carrot, sliced thin
1 tbs garlic powder
1/2 cup nutrional yeast
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 cup chopped spinach
2 cups broad egg noodles
Put all ingredient except spinach and noodles in slow cooker until carrots are cooked. (About 2 hours on high)  Add spinach and noodles until noodles are cooked. (About 20 minutes.)

Yes, I know egg noodles are not vegan, but sadly I have yet to find a substitute for them just yet.  Other pasta either just doesn’t cook quite right or just turns to mush in the slow cooker. 
We have substituted with other veggies depending on what we have had on hand, both fresh and frozen, with great results, but the above list is what we keep coming back to and usually a pantry/freezer staple in this house. 
I hope you give it a try and tell me what your thoughts were or even better, how you experimented with it. 
Soups on!


Hello world!

Its been a long time since I’ve had a blog; so long in fact that its been torn down due to non use (and silly me didn’t back up any of my posts. There was some good shit on there. No… Really!)
This blog was started because my husband was surprised that I used to write and blog (5 years of marriage, and it hadn’t come up before?) and since its on my bucket list to have a blog that is read by someone other than one friend (I’m looking at you, Dave!) I figure I better get started now.
When I used to write, the best method I found to get started was to just start to write, and eventually the purpose of the writing would reveal itself.
Not that I wish to disclose my age, but when I used to write, pen and paper were still the common starting ground. And not just because I like vintage things.
I haven’t decided what the theme or purpose of my blog will be yet, but I like to get to places through a bit of floundering anyways, so I’m sure that will come. I suppose it should be about something I’m good at, something I’m passionate about, something someone will want to read about…
Well… Shit… What the hell is that?