I know this may not sound like the most appetizing dish, but I promise it is! I had a few chicken carcasses leftover in freezer from all the roast chicken that I made. So I decided to make a really nice chicken stock. Thank God I did! My fiance' came home today very under the weather! I made a soup with that my mother used to call,"Green Borscht". There's tons of greens in there to give you the nutrients that you need when you are sick. My fiance and I both ate a huge bowl of it since it was so low fat I did not have to feel guilty at all! I strained the chicken stock of all the fat and ended up with a very lean stock.
Green Chicken Soup
1/2 a Pound of Chicken Tenders 5 Cups Chicken Stock (this would be one of the only soups I recommend using homemade) 1 Bunch Dill, Chopped 1 Bunch Parsley, Chopped 1 Leek, Chopped (Do not use the tough green parts) 1 Bunch Scallions, Chopped 1/2 an Onion, Chopped 1 Bunch Kale or Spinach, Chopped 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice Salt and Pepper to Taste
1. Take all veggies and put in a collander and wash thouroughly, they all have a TON of dirt on them. 2. Heat chicken stock and bring to a nice slow simmer. Add chicken tenders and all veggies. 3. Let everything simmer nice and slow for 30 minutes. Remove chicken tenders once they are finished cooking. 4. Shred chicken tenders with a fork and add back into the soup. 5. Add lemon juice and serve!
*This is very tasty and you can put any greens you want into it. In Russia, sorrell leaves were plentiful and cheap and we added them to this soup. Here, they are hard to come by and very pricey, so use any greens you want and just add a bit of lemon juice for the tanginess!
Years ago, I followed my dreams and went to culinary school. I went to culinary school to continue the dream that my mother and I always shared: to open up a deli or cafe somewhere and call it our own. Whether that cafe will ever open is still up in the air...but my cooking and my love for food I owe to my mother...and in a way this blog is dedicated to her...I only hope that I can inspire other women with this blog the way my mother inspired me...With her love for food passed onto me, I quickly became a food snob after culinary school. Today, a house, a husband' (and his stomach),and an up and coming business keeps me busy enough without all my gourmet concoctions! But, no matter how busy I am, I still go to my kitchen and cook to retain my sanity. Prehaps this is a way I connect to my mother...but cooking is the only thing that truely soothes my soul. My recent transformation has led me to belive that sometimes you just have to Keep It Simple Stupid...and Cook!
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead - not sick, not wounded - dead. ~Woody Allen
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Mark Twain
Great food is like great sex. The more you have the more you want. ~Gael Greene
Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
And, of course, the funniest food of all, kumquats. ~George Carlin
Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat. ~Jim Davis
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~George Miller
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. ~Harriet van Horne
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson
I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian. ~Anonymous
But those aren't the flavors. That'd make too much sense. Apple and pear, according to Dr. Phil, are body types the bars are made for. Hey, I've got some advice. If you look like an apple or a pear, eat an apple or a pear! [On Dr. Phil's energy bars. ~Lewis Black