Cold winter days often bring the need for warmth and comfort food. Many years ago I came across the perfect recipe to provide both. The recipe, by Curtis Aikens, is basically a recipe outline with a way to include your family’s personal favorites. It is one of my favorite recipes and never disappoints! It is simmering on the stove as I write and the aroma is fabulous!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/curtis-aikens/curtis-aikens-abc-soup-recipe/index.htmlToday I added sweet potatoes and black beans to the vegetables. I used rosemary, roasted cumin, turmeric, and herbes de provence. I also used some vegetable stock as the vegetables I used today didn’t provide enough broth. The sweet potatoes were a wonderful addition, they provided a delicate sweetness to compliment the herbs and spices.