I'm in the Kitchen

Welcome to Madre's Kitchen! I am so glad you visited my blog about cooking and all things healthy. I am a cook, not a chef. One of my hearts desires is to hit the road when disaster strikes and feed people a home cooked meal. First, however, I need a portable kitchen! Home cooked relief can bring healing on many levels. Since my breast cancer, food awareness has helped me to discover and apply a more healthy lifestyle for myself. It has taught me to promote better healing and health through treatments. I will be sharing that information here too. Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sometimes Bottom of the Barrel is Better: More Leftovers

Do you see the Love, God in this photograph?

Sometimes the bottom of the barrel is the best bowl.  This evening after my treatment of chemo I heated up my chicken vegetable soup, made from leftover meats, and cleaned out veggie drawer I made this weekend.
It was delicious.
All the flavors and the spices had some time to permeate and infuse into a rouge of texture and spark.  I carefully supped its delight knowing the nourishment it brings with every bite.  Thank you to Paula Deen's Cookware and beautiful turquoise enamel stockpot my heating it to the perfect temperature without scorching is always a good thing.  
Today was a great day.
I was able to really focus on the next task at hand and God sent me lots of encouragement today with phone calls, cards, letters, Facebook messages, Twitters, and texts.  A challenge sometimes to stay focused with a condition like chemo brain, but knowing that this soup would bring vitality to my brain with its steeped ingredients of velvety herbs, spices, flavors and yes, omega 3 fats.  All good for me.
And good for you too!
A combination of water and Central Market Organic Chicken broth based along with grilled chicken white and dark meat bone in boiled to perfection.  As I chopped and chopped adding veggies, roots and spices.  I really can not mess this up.
And neither can you!  I added things in, hardest to softest, making sure I was not left with a pot full of mush cause it will mush on you if you over cook.  I added parsnip so no need for potatoes.  I even added Hemp Hearts from the Rocky Mountain Grain Products for energy and fiber.
I hope you enjoy your leftovers as much as I am.

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