Nigella's Noodle Soup for Needy People

Img_4199I was feeling a little "needy" this evening (it's cold, it's dark, it's Monday, and I'm still a little down about this weekend) so I decided to make Nigella Lawson's "Noodle Soup for Needy People" for dinner.

This is, hands down, my new favorite comfort food.  As soon as I started slicing the ginger, some sort of aromatheraputic reaction started to take place in my brain.  I blithely munched on sugar snaps as I chopped the rest of the vegetables and watched the broth simmer.

And the broth...it's like a hug and a band-aid for your soul--warm and gingery and tangy and cilantro-y.  I think I could be content with just it--or maybe it and the noodles.  But at the same time, if you put in the veggies as directed you won't be disappointed either.  This just might be the perfect soup.