It’s that time of the month again where Kulinarya Club and its lovely January hosts—Pearl of Sassy Chef and Thea of Words and Nosh—picked a very interesting but challenging theme. The theme is to come up with a healthful dish that you would like to have for your birthday! My cough-cough-choke-tieth birthday is not until November. . . hmm. Okay, let’s cook a mussel dish. Mussels are one of my favorite seafood and I usually bake or grill them with a lot of a butter-garlic concoction, or what is called compound butter. Well, since big letter H is on the requirement, I am going for the soup dish instead and without the butter. So, this should be another easy to prepare dish and perfect for this cold and often chilly weather. Okay, let’s cook and dig in.