Have the January blues seized you yet? The gleam of the holidays is gone, the weather has turned chill, 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 glum January blues. It's soup weather, and I want to share again my January soup tradition: A rich, savory turkey broth, spiked up 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.