We've barely dipped our toes into September here in Oregon and just like that it's soup weather! It's been delightfully cooler, overcast and a little drizzly. For this girl with autoimmune stuff going on the heat just really packs a punch! So, I am one happy camper right now!! This weather spells RELIEF for me! . . Last night we cozied up on the couch and my dad brought the movie "Cast Away" with Tom Hanks over and we filled our bellies with delicious warm soup! This is one of those that we make again and again in my house. It's a favorite for sure. . . If you are a keto/low carb person, the cauliflower is perfect. Otherwise, red potatoes are amazing! We actually did red potatoes last night. I am a big fan of carb cycling and so we carbed it up a little last night (plus it's my birthday weekend so it's all about living a little, right?!). . . Recipe adapted from eatingwell.com
Ok, this soup sounds a little weird, but in all reality it is SUPER healthy! Please do keep in mind that there is dairy in this soup. I am not sure if modifying would give you a soup that has the same delicious flavor and it might alter the texture of the soup too much. But, it's worth a try! This is made in a large pot right on the stove and is really pretty simple. I use all hormone free ingredients and our own grass fed, finished beef with no antibiotics. This is super important to me in how I feed my family! Whatever is in your food will then be in your body!
First of all, hello cold and flu season! This is an excellent soup for boosting your immune system and who doesn't love soup as the weather turns colder and the days become darker? I have recently learned I am battling some autoimmune "issues" and this soup is perfect for helping to lower inflammation while strengthening the immune system <3 Make a bunch & freeze some for those busy nights! This soup has a little bite to it from the crushed red pepper (which I LOVE), but you can omit if you prefer a more mild flavor. We actually picked up an organic rotisserie chicken last night when I made this. I love easy :) Using fattier parts of the chicken like the darker meat is a GOOD thing as those parts offer even more nutrients! Go for it!
I MADE THIS FOR MY HUBBY’S BIRTHDAY DINNER. IT LOOKED DELICIOUS ON PAPER AND DID NOT DISAPPOINT! THE ORIGINAL RECIPE IS FOR A SLOW COOKER, BUT I MADE MINE IN THE STOVE TOP AND IT WAS AMAZING.
‘Tis the season of SOUP! I just LOVE a good soup during the Fall/Winter seasons. Having a delicious soup cooking on the stove or in the crockpot just makes me feel cozy <3 Plus, it’s easy and you can easily have enough for days {easy to freeze for later too!}. Of course, with the shift in seasons we also tend to have a shift in immune systems. This is a definite health bonus to eating soups. Not only can you stock your body up on antioxidants and all the micronutrients it needs to ward off whatever “ick” is going around at the time… if you use a high quality, organic bone broth: the benefits you will gain grow exponentially! {For more on the awesomeness of bone broth check out this article by Dr. Axe} This soup I’m sharing today is SUPER easy to make and I love that it’s filling and yet light at the same time. Plus, cilantro & lime are two of my favs! Both Paleo & keto friendly: you can opt to use tortilla chips and cheese and/or sour cream as toppings if you so choose. *ALSO: there are jalapeños in this recipe. I actually love my food a little more than medium spicy and this soup was NOT spicy at all because I cleaned out the seeds. So, if you are not a spicy hot fan…don’t let the jalapeños scare you off! Just make sure to get the seeds cleaned out and you’ll be good to go.