Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Egg Coffee

I'm a big coffee drinker and I had never heard of egg coffee..until today. At first I was sort of repulsed at the idea of having an egg in my coffee, then I saw the video by Tastemade and decided to give it a try.

Basically you take an egg and mix it with your ground coffee and add that to boiling water then strain it.
I was pleasantly surprised. The result was a richer cup of Java without the bitterness.

I drank mine with coconut milk, but it is perfectly fine all by itself. Oooo and I'm thinking it would also make an awsome Bullet proof coffee w/ coconut oil, some cinnamon, turmeric and coconut milk all revved up in the NutriBullet. Mmmmmm.

Check out the video for step by step instructions

If  YouTube video doesn't play then try viewing it on Tastemade a FB page:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another comforting chicken soup

I love soups and make them often. They're an easy, quick and I find them so comforting, specially during the winter months.
For this particular one I sautéed two boneless chicken breasts in grapeseed oil, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and grill time seasonings. 
I then added water to cover and let them cook. Took them out and chopped them, then returned to the broth. 
To that I added chopped up carrots and waited till the carrots were done before adding diced green and red pepper and celery. 
I also sprinkled in turmeric and curry.
Since these were boneless breasts I added a little bit of chicken bouillon. Had them been bone in I would have let the bones simmer longer and ommited the bouillon. But that is just my personal preference. 

Mmmmm mmmmm Good Soup.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Chicken stock soup

Here's a quick soup I made today with chicken stock and some veggies on hand.

My options were limited. My 3 year old is sick with some sort of stomach/gut bug and has not eaten since Monday afternoon, it is now Wednesday afternoon. I haven't had the chance to go to the store and did not have any bones in the fridge, I did find some dehydrated chicken broth powder so I made the broth with that.
 No precise measurements, I eyeballed the amount of chicken broth powder into the pot of water till it tasted good to me. I also added the following:
3 diced carrots
1 diced mushroom
1/8 diced green pepper
Teaspoon or so of chopped garlic
Couple dashes of : turmeric, cumin and curry.
Boiled till carrots were almost tender enough then added 1 stalk diced celery.
I scooped about a cup or so of the cooked veggies and put that in the bullet, added a handful of Chia seeds and broth, processed till smooth and added that to the pot 'o soup. It made the broth more substantial to me. 
After that I added 3 handfuls of small egg noodles  because my lil munchkin likes those.
Success, she ate a small bowl of it. 
* Note: For Whole30 and Paleo compliance just omit the noodles.