this recipe from Lindsay Nixon on the Forks Over Knives website and immediately knew I'd have to give it a whirl. I did some tweaking to suit my taste, and ohhhh boy was it good! So perfect for this new mama because now there's a big stash of yummy goodness in the fridge for quick and easy reheating whenever I need it.
Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free pasta and tamari)
2 medium carrots
2 celery stalks
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
6 oz. sliced mushrooms
8 cups vegetable broth (or 4 cups broth, 4 cups water)
15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4-5 oz. pasta (I used spaghetti, broken in half)
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. parsley
1 Tbsp. soy sauce/tamari
Salt/pepper to taste
Slice carrot and celery. Dice onion, mince garlic.
In a large stockpot over med-high heat, add about 1/4 cup broth. Saute celery, carrots, onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes.
Add mushrooms and saute another 4 minutes or until mushrooms are soft.
Add remaining broth, bay leaves, parsley, and soy sauce.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add pasta and reduce heat to medium.
Cook according to pasta directions until it's al dente.
Add chickpeas. Heat through for a few minutes.
Remove bay leaves and season to taste with salt/pepper.