Winter means cozy jammies, hot cocoa and warm soups.
But here in Los Angeles, winter never clearly falls within the normally prescribed “winter months.” Instead, we get a hybrid of summer and winter weather with sunshine and rainstorms jumbled together.
We wouldn’t be doing March justice if we didn’t at least celebrate it with a great bowl of soup like the season dictates. But I don’t know about you – a bowl of steaming, hot chili is less than appealing right after a steep walk home under the California sun.
The solution: quinoa-peach gazpacho with crispy spiced tortilla strips. The name alone is a mouthful, but just wait until you taste a spoonful of this soup. Gazpacho is a cold soup originating in the southern region of Spain, served during the summer months because of its refreshing qualities. And because it’s basically almost always summer in L.A., we get to enjoy it early. (more…)