1 package organic chicken or vegetable soup broth (Pacific and Imagine are both good brands)
2 garlic cloves (optional)
1 or 2 scallions thinly sliced
1 cup water if cooking for more than 2
1 or 2 packages of fresh tortellini or ravioli (your choice of stuffing)
1 cup frozen peas, corn or mixed vegetables
Fresh baby spinach, chard or kale
Lemon juice to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Splash of Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, shaved or grated
Thinly slice garlic cloves lengthwise, if using, then cut the slices in slivers. Combine the broth and water in a medium saucepan. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer 5 minutes.
Add the pasta and vegetables and cook 3 minutes or until pasta is done. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, add vanilla and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Pass cheese on the side.