Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies because it's a fun creative outlet: if you throw the right amount of things together, it can create a delicious meal, however, if you season your food a tad too much, or if you leave your food in the oven for too long, it can produce disastrous results. I believe that cooking is sacred; it's a ritual in itself to spend so much time and energy for something to nourish you, and there's no better feeling than sitting down and enjoying something that tastes and makes you feel good.
I love the feeling of pretending like I'm on "Chopped" with ingredients I find in my kitchen to see what I can make out of them. This soup I created is a result of that. It's a blend of savory and spicy, and came about when I was searching for a recipe for tortilla soup on Pinterest. I instead added my own twist and with noodles and ginger for a kick. An avocado provides cooling relief from the pepper. This soup is perfect to throw together quickly if you're hungry and you want something filling. Add a slice of thick bakery bread and you'll be good to go for dinner!