The theme for this week for I Heart Cooking Clubs is Food Goals (Cook a Heidi Swanson recipe that shares or includes your healthy food goals for the new year.) The recipe I chose for this week is New Year Noodle Soup, and it can be found on Heidi's blog here. Heidi states that this recipe is one she adapted from another recipe she found and enjoyed.
The ingredient list: olive oil, onion, long red chili, turmeric, cumin, black pepper, vegetable broth, brown lentils, chickpeas, borlotti beans (I could not get these so I subbed in light red kidney beans), salt, thin egg noodles, spinach, cilantro (I used parsley), dill, lime, butter, sour cream, and walnuts.
Well, well, it's been awhile since I showed up here at I Heart Cooking Clubs to join in the fun of discovering and exploring two different chefs a year. I was last here in December of 2013 so it is time to resurface for a bit perhaps and learn about Heidi Swanson for a couple of months. Fortunately the people here are generally very nice and patient about me just dropping in now and again.
This soup recipe is an excellent way to start a new year, no doubt about it. The list of ingredients is long, but I don't know that I would leave any of them out as the combination is just delicious. Soups always work in well with my game plan for healthy eating as most of the soups I make are broth based, not cream based, and soup is such a great thing to have on hand for lunches...when I have soup at hand, I can make a quick and healthy lunch and not be grabbing for something to nibble on or something between two slices of bread for lunch. This soup is just as good, if not better, warmed up throughout the week. Definitely a repeat.
Please visit I Heart Cooking Clubs to see what the others made, just click on their photo entry to link to their post. Next week: January 9-15th: Monthly Featured Ingredient/Dish - Lemons! (Make any recipe containing lemons, or any citrus, from any of our past or present IHCC chefs.)