This soup recipe came after a year of trying to duplicate Hale n’ Hearty’s (Manhattan based Soup Cafe Chain)Tomato Orzo Soup. I usually turn my nose up at semi-home-made (Ugh, Sandra Lee) or processed food dishes but this culinary concoction duplicated my favorite soup. I felt like I hit the jackpot. So here it is and any feedback would be greatly appreciated. On a side note a soup pot full cost under $5 (Soup on sale for .99 cents) and froze & reheated beautifully. I dare you to serve this in your soup terraine to your foodie friends and let them be the judge without knowing every ingrediant was store-bought & made. All the ingrediants can be modified based on your preference and what’s in your kitchen. This recipe is NOT a relection of how I cook but it sure satified my obsessive craving.