Soup for the Soul
Soup...a symbol of abundance, nourishment and love. It warms the body and brightens the Spirit. There's not much better on a cold winter day than the warmth of a bowl of soup in your hands with the steam rising up to touch your cheeks and the savory aroma awakening your tastebuds. It's a real gift for the body and soul.
Soup is really a wonderful creation. You add your favorite vegetables, meat or fish, herbs and spices to a pot of water and let it simmer until the flavors meld together and magically transform into one wholesome, hearty, nourishing and delicious meal.
Cut the chicken breast into small chunks. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and add chicken. Sauté until lightly browned. Add soup stock, vegetables and spices and simmer on low-medium heat for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender. Yeilds about 2-4 servings.
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1/5/2017 04:47:35 am
Hey, I made this yesterday! I must confess that by the time I was done, I strayed a bit far from the basic recipe, but the outcome was excellent. I had no turmeric so I had to purchase. I don't know how I had missed such a beneficial spice for so long! I substituted egg noodles for potatoes. I added some Oregano and Basil and a couple shakes of garlic powder. I used baby carrots because I had them. I had the Parsnips because I use them in my Venison stew. Love them. When the soup was ready for the spinach, I found a 1/2 pkg of frozen peas in the freezer, so I added them instead. I had a partial pkg of cherry tomatoes that needed to be used up, so they went in, also a half-pkg of sliced mushrooms nearing the end of their life span went in as an afterthought, after the soup was removed from the heat. The residual heat treated them nicely! I never would have thought of the Cayenne Pepper here, but it really did pick it up a bit. It is important to remember that not only "flavors" but appearance and texture both add to the final result in a soup or stew. The green of the peas, the red of the tomatoes, and the amber hue of the Turmeric in the stock all work together nicely. The textures of the tomato skins and peas all add to a pleasant dining experience. All Good. Thanks!
1/5/2017 09:12:37 pm
Tom, I can hear the excitement in your writing and your soup sounds delicious, beautiful and soulful. Thanks for sharing.
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