I created this soup today for lunch basically out of a craving for something healing and nourishing, while being warming and spicy all at the same time.
It is fairly easy to make and comes together rather quickly. We served it with cooked quinoa. A very simple lunch. Though Tom's response was, "Wow Al (his nickname for me) this soup is amazing (as he was coming back into the kitchen for seconds), there is so much depth of flavor here, thanks for making this."
All of our children loved it too, as you can see by the empty bowls in the photos below!
We only have a small portion leftover, but I'll bet this soup would freeze well for those of you with smaller families. :)