Soup-o-mania and the start of something I can keep up

This was purely coincidental- Harini (guest host) announcing this month’s theme for the mingle and me making a soup the very same day, in  fact even before I read her or Meeta’s blog that day! This soup stems from my feel-like-asian mood and no-beans-but-yay-to-pasta-please feeling. So I combined the two things that I craved for the day-

3 cups Vegetable broth
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups diced celery and carrots
1 head broccoli, separated as florets
chopped spring onion and parsley, for garnish (I did use a lot of these, so am not sure if I can call them “garnish“)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1-2 tbsp chilli garlic sauce (depends on your taste)
a handful of tiny-weeny seashell pasta
a handful of frozen peas, thawed
salt and pepper to taste
a couple of bay leaves
1 tbsp minced ginger

Butter/oil whichever you prefer


Add butter to a stock pot, heat it and then add the bay leaves. After a few seconds, add onions, celery and carrots and saute with a pinch of salt.
Once these veggies are tender, add soy sauce, chilli garlic sauce, rest of the veggies and the pasta
Saute them all for a few seconds, add the broth and top it off with water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once it comes to a boil, set it at low to medium heat and forget about it for another 10-15minutes or so.
That is all folks, quite simple right!
Sit back, relax and enjoy it warm… I made quite a bit and it tasted better as it aged.
This soup is off to the mingle event this month hosted by Harini.

So the second part of this post-

When I saw that Nupur was going to tackle 40 new recipes in 40 days, I got inspired and I thought I will take on something like 25 days to New Year and end with a blast on the New Year’s. But as reality hit me hard, I realized it was going to be very hard for me to keep it up because of my really terrible work hours but I am not going to give up. So consider this recipe as the first. I already have a couple more to post, so it is going to be interesting for me whether or not I keep up with this sort of a challenge! But posting might be slow…. 

Hope to hear words of encouragement from y’all.

Have a great weekend!

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