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Mexican Chicken Soup

February 26, 2012

I’m a big fan of vegetables. 90% of my groceries are veggies. My iron count hates me; I need to get on that.

With that said, this is almost a chili since it’s so chunky, but starts off with chicken broth, it’s all sorts of confusion. I never understood why people buy  broth when making soup. All you do is cook meat in water till it’s not raw and add spice/salt. Stop being lazy.

While that’s brewing, sauté some onions and garlic. In traditional stocks you would cook them in the water. Something about caramelizing I prefer, it helps to add a different flavor. Although it does tend to make it a bit greasy if you use too much oil, so be forewarned.

Chop up a ton of veggies that keep it a bit in the theme: squash/zucchini, corn, red peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, tomatoes, etc. I also threw some kale in there for nutrition because I throw it in every soup now.

Spices? Heck yea! Hello cumin! You are what makes any meal taste Mexican to me! Peppers? Heck yea! Black and cayenne! Salt? Of course! I love salt more than I should (because I’m American ya know).

Simmer and add some tomato paste to thicken. I made a cauliflower soup at the same time and my freezer is stacked. I have yet to figure out how to take pictures of steaming pots. It’s always blurry. Sign me up for a tutorial somewhere.

Frugal tip: re-use yogurt containers to freeze things. I never understood why Tupperware was sold when they break so easily and we throw away plastic containers that everyday food is sold in. Oh yea and sour cream is unnecessary calories for no nutrition. Avocado is where it’s at!

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  1. March 13, 2012 12:54 pm

    If you can grow tomatoes and herbs you have etnply of sun tomatoes need a good amount of sun. Come over and visit my gardening blog and ask all the questions y’all like about gardening and I’ll try to help. I’m passionate about helping people get started with growing even just a little food.As to the kale, it’s not very popular in my house, but I get it from my Kansas CSA too. So, this week I sauteed it with seaweed, olive oil, and almonds and even my son (the one in the family who likes it least) ate it without comment. Also, have you tried kale chips? One of my friends raves about them and I need to find a recipe.

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