Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diet Detox Soup

As Summer fades and Winter rolls around, there are certain things that bring in the season.  Coconut candles that were the must have for the spring, are slowly being replaced by pumpkin spice scents.  My iced green teas are replaced by coffee and as I snuggle into bed at night I MUST have my sleepy socks on.

On my stove however, cutting boards filled with veggies for salads are replaced by my hearty Diet-Detox Soup.  Don't let the name fool you, I've turned people on to this soup who don't even have the words 'diet' or 'detox' in their vocabulary.

This is a great winter soup filled with veggies and chicken. It's spices are also great for detoxing the body weather your detoxing after the flu, or before a new diet regimen.

 You could also switch it up into a tortilla soup by adding a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips. 

  • Olive Oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 cup of chopped turnip
  • 2 large carrots, cubed
  • 4 cups of chicken stock, I use free range organic
  • 2 large zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups torn, fresh spinach
  • 1 pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the store (Or make your own!)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin

For those of you were like me and didn't know...This is a turnip.  You can peel it with a carrot peeler before you chop it.

  • Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat and add garlic and onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add turnip and carrots and saute another 5 minutes.
  • Pour in chicken stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the chicken.  I only used white meat.
Shaundee really likes this part!

  • Add zuchinni and chicken and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add spinach and spices and simmer for 5-10 more minutes.


Thanks for reading!
Life's Gristle


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