January is National Soup Month and this fragrant vegetarian stew is substantial enough to enjoy as a meal on its own or over basmati rice. Chock full of nutritious goodness, it delivers a big dose of anti inflammatory power at a time of year when we all need it. Chick peas bring a bit of toothsome crunch, fiber and protein. The Jeereem-Meerem spice mix adds exotic flavoring similar to curry. The raisins, sweet potatoes and coconut add a sweet note. Weeknight friendly, it makes enough for leftovers. Freezes well. Soulful and healthy eating to warm up the coldest winter day.