Monday, February 2, 2015

Hearty Chicken Cannellini Soup

What does one do in the midst of a blizzard? Make a large pot of hearty, hot soup! Everyone in the family gave this a two thumbs up.  It is very hearty, simple, and delicious!

Vegetarian or on a tight budget? Omit the chicken as the beans will provide plenty of protein and are budget friendly.`

Ingredients, place in a large NOT non-stick pot:
1 32 oz. carton organic vegetable broth
1 can Muir Glen stewed tomatoes
1 can organic tomato paste -
     stir in with first two ingredients and wait 15 min. before adding remaining foods.

12 oz. dry Cannellini Beans (Bob's Red Mill) soaked as directed
1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 onion chopped, pre-sauteed with turmeric in olive oil
5 lage cloves of fresh garlic chopped
2 organic chicken breast, pre-cooked, chopped
1 T. Herbamare seasoning
1/2 tsp. organic rosemary

Garnish, if desired, befoe serving each bowl:
Red bell pepper, chopped
Feta - Athenos rosemary/basil, crumbled

I had canned organic black beans on hand, and as I added as an afterthought, I did not have my usual dry beans soaked and ready to go. The beans provide protein and make this soup very filling.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Savory Pancake for Wraps

Today it is nasty outside. We will catch worship service on line at Today we are finishing our series called "Wrecked" from the book of appropriate for a time such as this. It has been rather difficult emotionally, but also it reminds us to wait upon the Lord for healing, however that may be.
Yesterdays pancake was such a hit I decided to go savory. I have smiles chicken sausages in the refrigerator and I decided a wrap is a great way to serve them, since we are still without eggs. I wanted to keep the health benefits of ancient grains, and make a dairy, egg, gluten free...yet protein rich wrap.
There is one special ingredient...a single drop of Young Living rosemary essential oil. It is amazing how on drop of powerfulfood grade healing oil can lightly infuse a large bowl of batter.

In the order listed place in a large batter bowl:
1 cup Silk unsweetened original almond milk
3/4 c. Bobs Red Mill gluten free baking mix (bean based)
1/2 c Teff flour
1/4 c quinoa freshly ground to flour
1/2 c Silk almond milk, whisk ingredients
1/8 c flax seed freshly ground
1/8 c black chia seed, freshly ground
1 tsp Rumford aluminum free baking powder
1/2 c organic applesauce
1/2 c Silk almond milk with 1 drop YL Rosemary essential oil stirred in
1/4 c water

Whisk all briskly. Ensure (ceramic) pan is pre-heated. Drizzle olive oil on pan. Using a soup ladle filled with batter, pour onto pan and use base of ladle to spread into a circle to make thin cake.
Recipe makes 6 pancakes 7-8 inches diameter.

Fill with spinach, sprouts, onions, peppers and avocado for a Vegi wrap. Or use to wrap a sausage, but don't forget your greens!

Be well,