It is pretty cold here in MA and Z and I are obviously not cut from the same cloth as these New Englanders (although we are trying and have the snow gloves to prove it!)
So when temperatures dipped into the ridiculous last week (as they will again this week…yay…) I decided I did not want my originally planned delicious avocado salad for lunch, but a massive cup of soup. I wanted hot (temperature and spice) and I wanted to drink it. Oh, and it had to be no fuss with what I had on hand. What I came up with was divine.
This is what you’ll need;
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup pastina (I like the stars)
1/8 tea chili pepper flakes
1/8 tea ground pepper
1/4 cup arugula
1 tbsp pea shoots
1/2 scallion, chopped
I did this entire meal via microwave, wearing a blanket. It’s okay, you can judge me. My child was wearing Dora slippers. We rock the I’m fucking freezing look.
Place stock and pastina in your mug. Give it a stir and pop in the microwave for 2 1/2 minutes. Cover with foil and let sit for 1 1/2 minutes. Check that your pastina has cooked. Add spices, arugula, scallion and pea shoots. Stir and taste.
Enjoy. Seriously. Take a deep sniff of your freshly made delicious warm soup. You’re Welcome.