I found this soup (stew) to be a bit bland. It was improved after a few tablespoons of crushed red pepper.
This is an exceptional soup. I did make some minor changes though. I did not use any butter or flour and used an entire 920ml carton of veggie broth. So my kids would eat it, I pureed a 19 oz. can of stewed tomatoes and used whole grain pasta. My entire family loved this soup and it was so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.