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I found the alphabet pasta in the ethnic foods section of the supermarket a product from Mexico
From the quick-fix vegetarian cookbook
ALPHABET VEGETABLE SOUP
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
5 cups vegetable broth
1/3 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup frozen corn
1 (15 oz) can chick peas
1/2 cup vegetable shaped pasta
salt and pepper to taste
heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
add garlic and onions and saute for 3-5 minutes
add celery and carrots and saute for another 3-5 minutes.
stir in broth, peas, corn, and chickpeas.
turn up heat to high and bring to a boil.
add pasta and reduce heat back to medium.
simmer until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente, about 10-15 minutes.
salt and pepper to taste.