• 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onions (more if you like)
  • 8 cloves garlic (more is better when you’re sick)
  • celery
  • bell peppers
  • carrots
  • 10 cups cold water (substitute broth)
  • 2 cans kidney beans and other kinds of beans, if wanted
  • 3 cups dehydrated textured soy protein
  • 1 can tomato sauce (substitute canned tomatoes or paste)
  • approx 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon vegan poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (might be too much for some)
  • 2-3 cups cooked noodles (substitute maybe 1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 tsps Old Bay Seasoning
  • salt, to taste


Saute the onions and garlic in the oil until onions are translucent, about 5-8 minutes.

Add the cold water, beans, textured soy protein, and tomato sauce, and mushrooms. Stir in the seasonings, and bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat, and let simmer until flavors start to meld, about 20-30 minutes.

If using cooked noodles, add them just to heat, about 2-3 minutes. If using uncooked noodles, allow enough time for them to cook. Stir in Old Bay Seasoning.

Add salt a little at a time until all the flavors are discernible.


Serves: about 10