It's been a long time since my last post. I'm so sorry. I've been really busy. I'm doing really well on my weight loss/healthy living journey. As of last Tuesday, I had lost just over 48 pounds. About two weeks ago, I started the GAPS diet. You can click here to learn more information. It's a really super healthy program that is not just for people with mood disorders...but also for people like ME, who have auto-immune conditions. In my case, I have ulcerative proctitis, a minor form of colitis. Anyways, here are the materials that I work with...I'll blog more about them later. My main reason for posting today is tell you my easy recipe for chicken vegetable soup.
Now I have a super easy recipe for chicken and vegetable soup. I will be posting about this again, because I forgot to take a lot of pictures when I made this soup.
First, I place a whole, organic chicken in a slow-cooker and add about 4 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of Celtic salt. My slow cooker is really small, so I can only make one chicken at a time. Also, if it comes with giblets, make sure to include those in the slow-cooker. It really enhances the flavor.
Set the slow-cooker on low for 7 to 8 hours.
Once your chicken is done cooking, pull apart all the meat from the chicken and place in a big stock pot. Optional is to include the giblets such as liver and gizzards...chopped up really fine, they're good for you...extremely good for you, and you won't taste it in the soup.
Once you've pulled apart all of the meat, you strain the broth into that same stock pot using a fine mesh strainer. This lets you keep all those yummy chicken juices and healthy fats without adding all the gross bits like tissue and bones :) :)
Okay...so when my chicken is about 30 minutes from being finished in the slow cooker, I add chopped broccoli, purple onions and rainbow carrots to my steamer. You can add whatever veggies you like. I like a lot of color ;) :)
When that's done, add those steamed veggies to the stockpot with the chicken broth and meat. Put that on the burner on medium heat and heat it through to your liking.. :) :)
This is what my soup looked like last night.
I also added three little "fingers" of fresh, organic and chopped garlic. So good and the house smells awesome :) :)
Well, that is my simple recipe for chicken and vegetable soup. I eat this quite a bit as part of my diet. It's healthy and the fats and veggies are good for the gut, they help add healthy bacteria to the gut.
That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs, Heather :) :)
p.s. I also added a tablespoon of bacon fat to my bowl of soup and one egg yolk....from an organic egg. It won't work with regular eggs....but that's a story for another time. I am also making yogurt from fresh, raw cow's milk. That will be ready sometime this afternoon.