Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pantry Peanut Sauce

natural peanut butter (about 1 cup)
1-2 large garlic cloves
about 1 inch of fresh ginger
big splash of fish sauce
big splash of GF soy sauce
splash of rice vinegar
rooster sauce to taste
pinch of brown sugar
splash of EVOO
chicken broth to thin

Put all in Vitamix. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Clean Out the Fridge Fiesta Soup

William is just amazed that I made soup without a recipe and insists that I share my "recipe" on the internet. So here it goes...  CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE FIESTA SOUP!

In to a large soup pot add:
  • frozen uncooked back bone and wings from a chicken that was previously butchered
  • 2 boxes of TJ's organic chicken broth
  • water to cover
Simmer for 2+ hours

Drain broth in to a large bowl and set chicken/bones aside to cool.

Put pot back on medium heat and add:
  • a couple of tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large chopped red onion
  • almost a whole package of wilty TJ's green onions, chopped in to rather large pieces by an eager 8 year old helper
  • 4 large kind of bendy sad carrots, chopped
  • 1 wilty celery heart, chopped, including the leaves
  • 2 containers of salsa that need to be used
Cook until onions are starting to soften and add:
  • the strained broth
  • chicken picked from the bones
  • a couple of slices of cooked chicken breast, chopped up small
  • 3 different partially full bags of frozen corn that were unearthed from the freezer
  • about 1 cup of frozen spinach
  • a can of tomatoes
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • a can of black beans
  • leftover roasted broccoli from lunch
  • 4 chopped zucchini
  • the bottom of a bag of stale tortilla chips
Simmer for at least an hour. Eat.