Meatless, non-dairy, delicious comfort food. Anyone entering the house and inhaling the aroma while you are preparing this soup will be drooling. This recipe was my mother's which I modified to make it vegetarian. My mother used to use chicken stock. If you promise not to tell her, I think it is a lot better than her's was. I made it for her and she swears it is her recipe. I never let on that it isn't. Everyone who tastes this soup loves it.