Orzo ChickN Veg Soup

Orzo ChickN Veg Soup

When hubby came down with a head cold I made this soup using ingredients I happened to have in hand. The Choy and mushroom powder are essential for creating a satisfying umami flavor. Other than that, use whatever you have on hand.


• 1 medium onion, diced

• 1 Portobello mushroom cap, quartered and sliced

• 3 small organic carrots, sliced

• 1 medium Shanghai Choy, quartered and thinly sliced

• 1/4 cup chickN broth powder

• 1/4 cup shiitake mushroom powder (dried Shanghai mushrooms, processed in food processor)

• 1/2 cup uncooked orzo

• Water


1. Heat medium sauce pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant

2. Add remaining veg, cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

3. Add both powders and orzo, stir until well incorporated. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes

4. Add water, stir, bring to a simmer and cook uncovered about 10 minutes or until orzo is done

Non-Dairy Maple Walnut Ice Cream!!

Date-Sweetened Maple Walnut Ice Cream!!!

Inspired my Miyoko Schinner’s ice cream base recipe


* 1/2 cup raw cashew pieces

* 3/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used oat milk)

* 6-8 oz canned coconut milk

* 1/4 cup tightly packed pitted deglet nor dates

* 3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup, depending on how maple-y you like it

* 1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder

* 1/16 tsp salt — optional

* Add-in: 1/4 cup walnut halves, slightly crumbled


1. Add cashews, non-dairy milk, dates, vanilla and salt to high powered blender; process on high until silky smooth

2. Add coconut milk and maple syrup; process again

3. Chill until very cold. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer instructions, adding nuts when the ice cream reaches soft-serve consistency

4. Devour immediately or ransfer to coverer freezer-safe container and store in the freezer

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a high powered blender combine the dates and cashews with the non-dairy milk, cover and store in the fridge for a few hours or overnight

I use Donvier 1 Pint Ice Cream Maker. It’s also available in quart and half-pint sizes