Saturday, October 27, 2018

Chicken and Fruit Salad

Use the amounts that make sense to you.

Cubed cooked chicken

Chopped apple
Canned pineapple, chopped (reserve juice)
Seedless grapes, cut in half

Grated carrot
Chopped celery

Chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
Golden raisins
Pumpkin seeds

Optional: Salt to taste, minced onion

Dressing: Mayonnaise thinned with the reserved pineapple juice and seasoned with curry powder.

Toss all together, cover and chill.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken Soup

I'm going to let you decide how much of each ingredient to add...

Roast peeled and cut up sweet potatoes, carrots, and garlic by tossing them with salt and avocado oil and baking on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F., stirring once after 15 minutes.

Make Chicken stock (I made mine from the bones of a rotisserie chicken, simmered with chopped onions and carrots, salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence), strain and cool, skim off fat.

Simmer the strained stock (I added some turkey stock from my freezer) with a cup of red lentils until the lentils are tender

The roasted vegetables
Dried sage

Simmer enough to let the flavors blend. Using an immersion blender, liquify the soup.

1-1/2 cups cut up cooked chicken 

Warm soup through and serve.