|Soupe de Lasagnes (Provençale Pasta Soup)
Serves 6 / The traditional Christmas Eve “fasting supper” in Upper Provence is a delicious winter-vegetable soup, meatless but fortified with pasta. The ribbon noodles’ frilled edges are said to remind participants of the curls of the infant Jesus. Olive oil or a garlic mayonnaise (aioli) is passed around separately to allow participants to adhere as strictly to the rules of fasting as they please.
3-4 stalks celery, washed and cut into short lengths
1. In a large pot, cover celery, carrots, turnips, garlic, and herbs with water. Add salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are nearly done, 10-15 minutes.
Reprinted with permission from Sacred Food: Cooking for Spiritual Nourishment by Elisabeth Luard (Chicago Review Press, 2001).
Calories 205,Fat 1,Perfat 4,Cholesterol 0,Carbo 43,Protein 7