I don't as much read recipes as much as scan them, first the list of ingredients. Here, it was the sweet potato broth that first grabbed my attention. Instantly I wondered, Why is it that our soup broths are so, I dunno, watery? In contrast, this broth has both color and texture. That first time, it was a "fridge cleaning" night – a sprouted onion, gnarly celery, a wizened carrot, a dusty sweet potato. That Sweet Potato Broth? A miracle. Supper that night was a big hit, it hit the spot.
So far this year, I'm keeping a New Year's resolution to stock the freezer with meals for later: fewer "leftovers" and more "planned overs". And oh my but it's paying off. One night we worked in the garden until the light was long past. Inside, we had a definite case of the hungries! While the soup warmed up on the stove, I made a one-bowl, two-fork salad to share. We sat down to eat, grimy, dirt under our nails but pleased with our labors and warmed with good soup and good salad. What a way to feed a soul.