Generic Dried Instant Soup Mix (Cuppa Soup Powder)- Bulk Recipe with Variations
3 tablespoons split peas,small lentils, or bean flour
OR 6-8 tablespoons any bulk instant bean/pea flakes
2 tablespoons fine bulger OR cracked wheat or instant rice
1/4 cups dry vegetable flakes**
1 tablespoon unhulled sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Crush seeds and peas to a fine powder in blender, add rest of inngredients and pulse till mixed. Store airtight. Shake to redistribute ingredients each time you remove a serving.
1 1/2 tablespoons soup powder
1 cup boiling water
Combine soup powder and boiling water in a covered container. Let stand several minutes before eating.
Instant Noodle Soup Mix
2 tablespoons chicken-flavored instant bouillon
1 tablespoon dried mixed vegetable flakes (salad sprinkle is good in this)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 package ramen noodles, broken into 1" pieces
If you have time to cook it, for the ramen noodles you can substitute:
4 oz. (one cup)broken vermicelli or tiny soup noodles
In small bowl, combine all seasoning ingredients; mix well. Spoon into small plastic bag or container; add pasta. Shake and seal.
You can turn this into a kitchen gift-in-jar! Make it with the regular noodles, package in a sealed Mason jar, tie on a gift card" "To make Holiday Soup- in four-quart saucepan combine seasoning, pasta, and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook over medium heat 5-7 minutes, or until pasta is of desired doneness, stirring frequently. Yield: 5, one-cup servings. May add one cup cooked cubed chicken, turkey or vegetables to the soup.
Instant Potato Soup Powder
1/4 cup (about 2 ounces) chicken bouillon granules
3 cups instant mashed potato flakes, packed
2 tablespoons instant minced onions
3 tablespoons dried green onions
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup bacon bits, real or soy; crumbled well (Optional)
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 tablespoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup instant milk powder
1 teaspoon turmeric (OPTIONAL)
**Bulk dry vegetable blends:
Selection: prices for dried vegetable blends range from $10 to $20 per pound in the bulk or herb department of your natural foods grocery or at camping supply stores. Avoid those with corn or potato chunks, they don't rehydrate instantly. Dried "Salad sprinkle" with greens and sesame seeds is a nice addition or variation. Some stores also carry dried tomato broth or cream soup powder.
Storing dry soup mixes: shelf life is reduced when veggies are powdered. (More surface area exposed to the air.) Vacuum sealing should prolong storage, as will freezing or refigerating. However, you may not want to make up a lot of powdered mixes at one time for the best results. Once you have all of your ingredients on hand to make mixes, then make small batches. Try making enough to last for about a month or so, until you get a good idea of how long they will stay 'fresh'.
Use 2 tablespoons white bean flour per cup of liquid for thin soups or just to add flavor and color, 3 tablespoons for medium-thick and 4-5 tablespoons for thick soups, stews or gravies. Whisk into soup stock, or use hot water flavored with 1 teaspoon meat-based or vegetable soup base per cup of water. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Blend after cooking, if desired, for a creamier soup. For pea and lentil soups, use only 1 tablespoon flour per cup of liquid for thin soups, 2 tablespoons for medium and 3 tablespoons for thick soups.