Tis the Season

. . . for comfort food! Here’s a perfect winter soup in the Sephardic tradition from the shores of the Mediterranean. It’s a soup eaten by Jews and Muslims alike upon breaking a fast. Traditionally made with lamb, it combines chick peas, lentils, vegetables, cilantro, garlic and exotic spices – saffron, ginger, cumin, turmeric. Omit the lamb, and it’s vegan – delicious and highly nutritious.