Monday, December 26, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing says comfort like some homemade chicken noodle soup!  I found this recipe on and adjusted it a tad.
4 Cups cooked Chicken meat (shredded)
1 Cup chopped Celery
1/2 Cup chopped Carrots
1/3 Cup chopped Onions
1/4 Cup Butter
8 ounces Egg Noodles
8-10 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 tsp Dried Marjoram
1/3 tsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Dried Parsley
1 Bay Leaf

In a large stock pot, saute  Celery and Onion in Butter.  Add all other ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

Lemon Pepper Chicken

I've learned some backdoor ways of getting flavors I miss without the pain of a flare.  This recipe is a great example of that.   While we can't have lemon juice, you can still get that fresh lemon flavor with lemon peel (or even lemon oil).
2 boneless chicken breasts
Lemon Peel
Black Pepper
Kosher Salt

Season Chicken with spices as liberally as you prefer.  I was pretty heavy on Lemon & Parsley... lighter with the salt & pepper.    Grill on stove in olive oil over medium high heat (hint: inside I use a panini pan to get those grilled stripes) about 6 minutes on each side.  I make canned veggies as a side.   Great for when dieting!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pot Roast

I love Pot Roast in the fall, winter, and summer even.   It's so easy to make and fills the house with the best smell all day while it cooks.
Beef Roast (or pork if you prefer)
6-8 large red potatoes, cut into fourths
1 medium bag baby carrots
1 small yellow onion, sliced (I leave out if I'm flaring in the least)
4 cups Chicken Broth
3 garlic cloves (I used minced garlic)

Throw all items in slow cooker and cook on med or high heat 6-8 hours.