"My Granmother Inocencia Romero used to make sopa de fideo for her family at least once a week when my mother was a kid. It was their comfort food and still is. My recipe is similar to my mom’s and grand mothers. I’ve made mine a healthier whole wheat recipe. She used vermicelli. She ground the the garlic, onion and stewed tomatoes in a molcajete which is a stone bowl with a rock pestle or the “Mexican blender”. I dice my onions, and use a garlic press instead. Also I use tomato sauce instead of stewed tomatoes. My version is spicier and more soup like containing more ingredients and garnishes."