Well, the calendar is telling me that Spring is just around the corner. But it sure doesn’t seem like that here in Seattle. And I think it’s safe to say that most of you out there, no matter where you live, are experiencing the same thing. Polar Vortex’ and Arctic Blasts GO AWAY – I’m ready to be done with you! I’m ready for sunshine and warmth and blue skies. But in the meantime, I guess there is always still soup….
This Chicken Meatball Soup is one of my favorite soups. I’ve been making it for several years now and it never disappoints. And it’s the perfect soup for this time of year. A time of year when we are all looking forward to Spring, but still faced with the reality that it’s not quite here yet. We are longing for all things bright and fresh, but still craving something warm and comforting to fill our tummies. Well, this perfectly balanced soup is just the ticket. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables and has a light tasting broth that won’t weigh you down. Yet it’s still hearty enough to satisfy the last of those cold weather, comfort food urges.
Don’t be fooled by the seemingly long ingredient list. You can make this whole recipe with just one pot, one bowl and one cutting board (I despise dishes!). And all the vegetables can be very roughly chopped (it’s rustic, right?), just keep them all about 1-inch in size.
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma Chicken
I don’t have a lot to say today. And you know what. That’s totally OK. The past few days have been perfectly and happily un-eventful. I worked, went to the gym, played with my dog, tried (and failed miserably) to dodge all the rain drops, saw some friends, caught up on my favorite TV shows and that’s about it. It was pretty nice actually.
So lucky for me, this satisfying salad speaks for itself. It’s warm, comforting and will help you get through these last days of winter (at least I hope these are the last days). The tahini dressing is so thick and creamy, it’s almost hard to believe it’s vegan. And the fresh cilantro and hints of lemon will remind you of brighter days that are awaiting just around the corner.