Easiest Homemade Soup for One

It is pretty cold here in MA and Z and I are obviously not cut from the same cloth as these New Englanders (although we are trying and have the snow gloves to prove it!)

So when temperatures dipped into the ridiculous last week (as they will again this week…yay…) I decided I did not want my originally planned delicious avocado salad for lunch, but a massive cup of soup. I wanted hot (temperature and spice) and I wanted to drink it. Oh, and it had to be no fuss with what I had on hand. What I came up with was divine.

This is what you’ll need;

1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock

1/2 cup pastina (I like the stars)

1/8 tea chili pepper flakes

1/8 tea ground pepper

1/4 cup arugula

1 tbsp pea shoots

1/2 scallion, chopped

I did this entire meal via microwave, wearing a blanket. It’s okay, you can judge me. My child was wearing Dora slippers. We rock the I’m fucking freezing look.

Place stock and pastina in your mug. Give it a stir and pop in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Cover with foil and let sit for 1 1/2 minutes. Check that your pastina has cooked. Add spices, arugula, scallion and pea shoots. Stir and taste.

Enjoy. Seriously. Take a deep sniff of your freshly made delicious warm soup. You’re Welcome.




About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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6 Responses to Easiest Homemade Soup for One

  1. hippyma says:

    Ha, ha, this one made me chuckle…. “we rock the …” lol

  2. lauren gaw says:

    That sounds yummy! I miss you tons and tons! But not that cold weather!

  3. Lauren says:

    OK so Ive been trying to cook easy cheap healthy meals- thats going ok! esp with the help of your blog! Ive starting using evernote and I use it as a recipe filing spot! BUT I got to thinking I need a good granola recipe! I eat a TON of granola and most time the store bought ones dont cut it and I cant always afford the super tasty kind from the farmers market- I thought Erin must have a good granola recipe! What makes a truly great granola??? I like the ones that whole foods uses in their fruit parfaits and I love a little coconut added when I have an acai bowl but ive never attempted to make my own- I want it not too nutty some is ok or chewy with dried fruits, something rich and a little sweet, crunchy and filling! What do you think???

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