My husband had a cold recently, and craved that old-timey chicken noodle soup--however, we recently decided we're not chicken-eaters anymore. So I experimented, and came up with this, which borrows from my Grandfather's Best Ever Chicken Noodle Soup, but with a vegetarian spin. My DH and DD now request it all the time. It is definitely time-consuming to make pasta from scratch, but the dill noodles are SO delicious. (I would love to do a vegan version of this, but still haven't found a good recipe for vegan noodles. If you have one you would recommend, I would love to hear from you!) Cooking time does not include time to soak beans.