Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Vegetable Alfabeto Soup

This simple one-pot recipe is more for the kid who does not eat much vegetables. To attract them, the pasta used is alphabet pasta, they can learn their ABC at the same time. By using lots of different vegetables and tomato puree, this is a nutritious meal for the body and the mind (that ABC pasta!). Marmite is used here for Vitamin B12 which important in a Vegetarian Diet. Omit it, if you do not like the taste of marmite.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 25g alfabeto (pasta)
° 100g potato, peeled and diced
° 25g onion (optional), peeled and diced
° 50g celery, trimmed and diced
° 500ml water or vegetable stock
° 3 (150g) tomatoes, peeled and blended
° 75g frozen mixed vegetables
° 3 tablespoons tomatoes sauce, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon marmite
° 1 teaspoon sugar
° 2 tablespoons tapioca flour, mixed with 3 tablespoons water
° salt to taste
° pepper (optional), to taste

1. Throw in the alfabeto, potato, onion, celery and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are softened.
2. Add in the mixed vegetable, tomatoes puree and bring to a boil. Season to taste with tomatoes sauce, marmite, sugar, salt and pepper.
3. Stir in the tapioca flour mixture and bring to a boil.
4. Serve hot.


Anonymous said...

good job! i always used marmite for plain porridge...nvr try to cook in the soup?? even spread on bread too...hmm...SF

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


According to my mom, when i was a little kid, i only eat plain porridge with marmite, i don't eat fish porridge or pork porridge at all.

Till now, sometime, i still do that, marmite with plain porridge.

Use marmite like a seasoning, just a small amount, or together with vegetarian osyter sauce, so it wouldn't overpower the flavour or taste of the soup or dish.

Marmite on bread, i don't eat it, i don't know why. But, marmite with hot water, yes, i do it sometimes, if i want a cup of hot quick stuff.

Thanks SF :)


dreamy said...

Hmmm! This one looks good! I am having a craving for soup and pasta now hahaha :9

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