Sautéed the veggies with some smoked paprika instead of using ham. Delicious!
I love this recipe's concept of poached eggs served in a soupy stew. I made it vegetarian (no ham; vegetable broth). Spring means green garlic, fresh fava beans, asparagus, and spinach to me, so I added a bit of those to this recipe, which increased the proportion of veggies (a goal of mine) and enhanced my enjoyment of this great dish. Wheat berries added a lovely chewiness, but I will try it with whole wheat pasta next time. I would definitely make it again.
What a great meal! The flavors were fresh and so satisfyingly "Spring". Easy to prepare and we loved the results. Undercook the poached eggs slightly because they continue to cook when you put them in the soup broth, and a runny yolk is the desired outcome, although a harder egg was also delicious.