Its soup season. The cold months are upon us and yes, even though it was 79 degrees today here in St. Petersburg, FL, you will still find me in blue jeans and long sleeve shirt and sitting in my favorite comfy leather chair or in our backyard enjoying the oasis of palm trees and sloppily slurping this up. What better way to warm yourself up than hot and delicious soup?
This isn’t any normal soup either. Its Hot and Sour. Chinese and Indian. It probably has sparked your curiosity right? Yep. I knew it. And it as good if not better than it sound. We have Asian flavors happening here people with all the veggies that you know you want and should have.
Plus with the New Years happening tomorrow what to get your New Years started than with this deliciously yummy soup. Did you know that getting healthy and losing weight is the number one resolution?
Give me some corn, give me some green beans, give me some garlic, ginger, mushrooms, green pepper and other delicious things and what do you have…? This soup. O.K. that was definitely a cheerleading blast from the past. (Anyone recognize it)?
And the flavor folks, this soup is bursting. You have yummy hot and sour flavor that makes fireworks go off in your mouth and you’ll say wow wasn’t that amazing!
New Years 2015 is happening, are you ready? Satya, Natalia and I will be going to something called First Nights St. Petersburg. There are 27 venues and you can visit each one. I think we may go listen to some jazz and opera, go ice skating for bit, possibly to a live puppet show, a New Years resolutions bonfire, do some dancing and than celebrate the New Years with some prayers and thanksgiving to God and than of course the fireworks. It should be an exciting fun time. I love the start of something new and reflecting at the past year and what was. I know that 2015 is going to be simply amazing and hope your celebration is lovely, full of reflection, thanks and new purpose for the upcoming year.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- ½ cup corn
- ½ cup of fresh mushrooms sliced
- ½ cup peas
- ½ cup mixed vegetables
- ½ green pepper cut into small chunks
- ¾ cup cauliflower
- 1 cup cabbage
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 cup of egg noodles
- 3 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon of corn starch put with small amount of water to dissolve
- Place oil in medium size pot and put on medium high
- Once hot add the ginger and garlic paste
- Let them cook for 2 - 3 minutes
- Add the corn, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, peas, green pepper, cauliflower and cabbage and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, noodles, soy sauce, sambal oelek, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and cornstarch and bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
- Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
If you don't have ginger or garlic paste the use of fresh ginger and garlic will also work.
This soup is also great with crackers.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson