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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Easy soup for Marty's pre soccer game meal

Homemade soup for Marty. (please click here to go to my video of this recipe)
My friend Marty is coming for dinner and her favourite pre-game meal is homemade soup.  She has a soccer game later tonite so a big meal wouldn't be a good idea... soup is a perfect option.
Here is another tasty and quick recipe that could be a crowd pleaser for you too.  Enjoy!

1/3 cup avocado oil
1/2 large onion (approx. 1 1/2 cups)
6 garlic cloves
1 bell pepper (yellow, red or orange)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery

2 chicken breast - on the bone will work or use boneless skinless if that is available. Cut up chicken into small chunks (the size is up to you)

2 cups tomatoes (optional)

2 cups approx. vegetables of choice - I used leftover vegetables that I had used for a stir fry the night before (please click here to go to the recipe for the best stir fry ever and to see what vegetables I used)
10 cups water or broth  - vegetable or chicken (I often use 'better than boullion' which is a concentrate that is always handy to have on hand in the fridge if you don't have home made broth or store bought).
cilantro - for garnish if available

Prep all vegetables by rinsing well and dicing.  I used my mandoline for the onions, bell pepper, and cabbage.  It makes the prep go so much easier.

Remove the chicken from the bone, save the bones as I toss them into my soup while it is cooking for added flavour. Remove the bones before serving.

Miriam's Time Saving Tip♥  It is much easier to cut up chicken that is semi thawed. Remove your chicken from the freezer and allow it to thaw enough that you are able to safely remove the meat from the bone. It is not AS slippery when in the thawing stage.

Sauté onions, pepper, garlic and celery. Add diced chicken. Sauté again.
Add tomatoes, leftover vegetables.  Stir again.
Add broth and the chicken bones if desired. Stir
Bring up to the boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Marty thought this soup was delicious and it was so easy to prepare for her. Also, lots of leftovers for tomorrows lunch or kids if they drop by.
I hope you enjoy.

Miriam's Time Saving Tip♥  I make soup sometimes when I have a fridge full of old vegetables that need to be used up and are not fresh enough for a salad or stir fry. Most vegetables can be used in the recipe above and will only enhance the flavour. EXCEPTION: parsnips. Adding parsnips will change the taste completely so use caution when adding it.

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