2014, holidays are over, back to the grind. So we thought it appropriate to toast with black bean soup. This recipe represents most of what I want in the New Year: a year filled with fullness, health, and ease. I want to do things quicker without lacking substance. I want to make the most of the time and resources I have been given, while still keeping the quality high, and not compromising values. Is that too deep for soup? Maybe. But aren't we all suppose to be overly analytical at the start of each new year? Anyways, for a soup that mostly consists of black beans and broth, this baby was amazing. Definitely a new staple for the cold, bitter winter months. Happy New Year!