(*Trader Joe’s has a bag of shrimp, calamari & scallops)
1 box of vegetable broth
1/2 red onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 packet of bean sprouts
1 pack of mushrooms or vegetable of your choice
Bring your broth to a boil, then turn down to a low simmer. Saute your seafood in a pan with 2 tbsp. of olive oil. After 5 minutes or stirring your seafood, add in your chopped onions and garlic. Salt & pepper to taste. Toss your veggies (minus your broccoli) in the pan and allow them to soak up the seafood’s seasonings.
Add your broccoli to the broth and keep simmering on low. After 20 minutes, add in your seafood. Allow to simmer on low for another 15 minutes, then add in your rice noodles and cook until noodles are soft. Pour your soup into your bowl and top with bean sprouts. They add crunch and a yummy flavor.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.