I know what you’re thinking: “how can Hilary be making soup when it’s almost June, she must be insane!” Well let me tell you, dear readers, that your diagnoses of insanity is quite accurate; however, this soup was actually perfect for today. With the sun taking a well-deserved break from an otherwise scorching week, I decided to take advantage of the cloudiness and make this heart warming Mexican-fiesta-in-a-bowl.
The recipe was from my Canadian Living cookbook (obviously) and found me making my first ever homemade soup. Gone are the days of Campbell’s heat-and-eat soups – I am officially a cook! I ended up adding way more cumin and chili pepper than the recipe suggested…I like a soup with a little kick!
Also, if anyone is ever looking for a great snack, fry some cut up tortilla pieces. I added my homemade tortilla chips to the top of the soup and it was a delicious crunchy contrast to the smooth consistency of the soup.
First attempt at soup: a success! Also, this Mexican-inspired dish curbed my major craving for tacos, and at half the cost. Hilary: 1, Food expenses: 0.
Next up on the menu? Something to use up my ricotta cheese (which expires in two days) and my copious amount of mini sweet peppers.