Friday, July 29

Soup for the Soul.. (aka: Sopita)

Growing up, we always enjoyed a bowl of warm 'sopita' for lunch.
 (OK not ALWAYS, but it sure felt like it)


A classic sopita includes the following listed ingredients minus the zucchini's, although in order to sneak in some sort of veggies we (my mother/ I) add zucchini or potato (also quartered, Yes carbs with starchy CARBS.. but so delish). If you're clueless as to where to purchase these lovely pasta packages pictured below, drive to your local supermarket, walk to the pasta aisle and there they will be waiting to be purchased. The variations in sizes and shapes are countless, each similar in flavor, however different in texture (obviously). My personal favorite is the stick looking one, fideo!

Now to add in some motherly perspectives...
This soup is a child's best friend, and it can be yours as well (chessy, but very true). As a mother of 2, this tends to be their lunch quite often :-p... Let me explain why(?).... It's fast/ easy and the nutritional value is great, it can be store for 2-3 days, and freezes excellent!!! I purchased small glass containers and freeze individual portions for my daughter to keep on hand whenever there isn't baby friendly food around. (Better than any Gerber I must add!)

Hope these tips are beneficial!!!

Different shapes

1 tomato
1 thin slice of onion
1 garlic
2 Tb of chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Tb. oil
1/2 packet of pasta
4 cups of water
1 small zucchini or potato

Blend Tomato, onion, garlic & seasonings

Quarter the zucchini

Heat up pan on a medium heat, add oil, and pour in half the packet of pasta, and stir till golden..
(Don't walk away or it will burn)

Once pasta looks evenly browned ( or golden) add tomato mixture, water, and veggies..
Grab your lid and cover!

Allow 20 minutes for soup to cook!
If soup comes to a rapid boil, turn the heat down slightly. Take a spoon & grab a piece of pasta and taste
 for tenderness, if the pasta is soft w/ a bite turn heat off. Place cover back on and allow soup to sit a few
minutes (like 2mins) ..

Enjoy me with a splash of lime/ lemon or a little jalapeno juice :-)


  1. This is a classic MUST HAVE recipe! For anyone who has kids...perfection. Thanks!

  2. i love sopita & so do my kids! i usually mix in some chicken mm mmm mmm :)

  3. OH my little one loves sopita... a little to much haha...
    Yes chicken is yummy in sopita. If I'm to lazy to cook chicken in stock, I will use left over chicken breast & just shred it into the soup :)