Homemade comforting soup

Chorizo and Vegetable Pasta Soup

There are times when only a bowl of soup works the magic. For me, it was one of those days. We have had a bit of a traumatic few days, hence the absence of food blog posts recently.  I recently had Carpol Tunnel Surgery and during the process a rare tumour was discovered in my finger tip. It led to a few additional things and the big C scare, which is still not eliminated as yet. The first surgery is a couple of months away now, so instead of letting this bring us down I made a comforting bowl of Soup. Unfortunately, that means living on strong painkillers for a while, but at least it doesn’t stop me from doing anything I set my mind to!

Homemade comforting soup
Homemade comforting soup

This kind of started out as a ‘cleaning out the fridge’ kind of soup, hence making it uniquely comforting and more of a stew than a soup.

I started off by sauteing off some celery and onions in a little Grapeseed oil and whilst they were cooking, I started adding other things into the pot. I found half of a Chorizo sausage in the fridge that needed some attention, so roughly chopped that up and added to the pot, along with some baby carrots that I found. My freezer is usually stocked up with chopped up vegetables, so chopped green beans, frozen corn and peas joined the pot. Added a carton of chicken stock along with some Vegeta seasoning and let the stew simmer on low for half an hour. Halfway through, I added a handful of pasta into the pot.

It was a quick and easy stew or soup, that we enjoyed with some fresh crusty bread and butter that was desperately needed to calm our insides.

Leaving the health scare behind, I am now reverting my attention back to the more important things in life that somehow seem a lot more important now, if that makes any sense. I have a Cooking School opening in a couple of weeks and I am in the midst of the decorating and planning. So much to do, in very little time.

Chorizo Carrots and Pasta Soup
Heartwarming Chorizo Carrots and Pasta Soup



9 thoughts on “Chorizo and Vegetable Pasta Soup

  1. Hi Ginni,

    This soup does sound very comforting, whereas the news about the tumor is definitely not! I hope that all goes well in the months to come and that you can continue to find comfort from simple things.


  2. I hope you feel better and that this health scare becomes nothing more than a memory. Soup is always comforting no matter what the circumstance. Funny how certain foods can have such a soothing effect.

    1. Thanks Jennifer, yes it is and it was a funny coincidence that I was invited to cook at the Soup Sisters event last week too! I couldn’t bring myself to explain why that event was personally important to me though. Thank you for your kind words.

  3. Oh Ginni, that is indeed a scare. Sending you positive thoughts and I can wait to meet you and hang out with you. I love your posts and recipes and hope you feel better soon!

    1. Thanks Michelle, I really appreciate that and look forward to meeting you in the near future too! I have a feeling we are going to get along like a house on fire 😉

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