This recipe is attributed to Paula Deen, but I got it from another internet source. This soup has a bit of a sweet taste, so don't be surprised, but is a great, quick soup to make and delicious with some hot, crusty French bread.
I have been making this for years. It comes from Taste of Home. I don't remember the issue but it was quite early. It is also in the 1999 TOH annual cookbook. The aroma while this is baking will drive you insane. This is a great cold weather stew that you will make many times over!
Hubby had this soup in New Orleans when we were visiting friends. He loved it, and asked for the recipe. He has made it several times since then, usually when he is "on his own" for dinner (its very easy to prepare). Being a vegetarian--I've never tried it, so I don't have an opinion.
I found this recipe on Allrecipes, submitted by Sarah Kyong and it has 44 reviews! A popular dish! I hope you enjoy! Here's what she says: A very easy meal to make! Chicken drumettes, potato, carrots, and onion simmer in a spicy sauce that goes best with white rice. You can find Korean hot pepper paste in a Korean/Asian market. I haven't tried looking in a grocery store. It's Korean name is 'gochujang'. I have made some changes after reading the reviews. This can also be cooked in a crockpot for several hours.
This recipe also comes from Family Circle's Fast Vegetarian Cookbook and is the perfect stew/soup for a cold night.
It is filling, easy to make, tastes super yummy and is healthy, too. What more can you ask for? :)
I modified it a little to have it produce a smaller quantity and suite my taste even more.
I hope you enjoy.
Per Vegetarian Times, "This brothy soup provides heart healthful nutrition on many levels: kale and garlic are good for the cardiovascular system; wheat berries are high in fiber; and shiitake mushroom contain an amino acid that speeds up processing of cholesterol in the liver." You need to plan ahead to make this, as the wheat berries require an overnight soak. WOW was this a yummy and simple soup. . .made with fresh ingredients. Love it!!! Even my meat eating neighbor ate it up. The kale gives it a little of a tangy flavor.