I'd been looking for a while for a good, wholesome and tasty chicken noodle soup without the chicken. Many of my friends are vegans and vegetarians, and since soup is my favorite comfort food, I thought that that having some dishes in my repertoire to cook for them was important. This is one of the best chicken noodle soup recipes, in my opinion, and the great thing about it is that it can easily be enjoyed by both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. I made it by blending a couple old-fashioned chicken noodle and vegetarian noodle recipes with my own and doing multiple taste-tests. See my original Homestyle Noodle Soup recipe for the poultry-lovers version!