I got home but needed to leave in 30 minutes. A family member wanted to eat out or go to a restaurant. I did not have time to eat out so I made this simple soup.
In a small saucepot – boil about 3 cups of water
Diced 1/2 small leek (could use onion), some diced celery, 2 cloves of garlic, a little fresh ginger and from my indoor plants – I got a bay left and some fresh sage. Saute these in a soup pot with a few tablespoons of olive oil. As these saute – diced one small zucchini, a few pieces of cauliflower and a little fresh red pepper. Stir frequently the garlic, bay leaf, leek & ginger, about 3 minutes. Add fresh veggies, 2 vegan bouillon cubes, 5 cups of water and 1 can of chickpeas.
Add quinoa or favorite quick cooking grain such as orzo to the boiling water.
Once grain is cooked, soup should will also be ready. Simply add a few tablespoons of grain to each bowl of soup