Have the late-winter blues seized you yet? The gleam of the holidays is gone, the weather is still chilly, and the annual head cold has finally settled in. The party food is put away, and there isn't much time to cook. It's back to school, back to work, back to the gym.
But cheer up — I have a cure for your winter blues. It's soup weather, and I want to share one of my favorites: A rich, savory turkey (or chicken!) broth, spiked with spicy chili peppers and lime juice, stocked with mushrooms, fragrant rice, and melting strands of cabbage. It's hot and sour, delicious yet simple, hearty yet light — everything you want in January, and more.