Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mmmmm... Soup

Well. I will say that my chicken broth has already improved since the beginning of all of this. And that's a good thing, what with it being the core meal in which all other things SCD are built around. 

Now, this serving does have too much fat still in it (which you can see beaded on the top), but I didn't have the patience to wait and let it cool down before digging in. 

Nothing special really. No great profound secret ingredient or unconventional way of preparing it. I've just begun adding a whole heap of onion into it. And even though I'm not keeping them in there for the time being, as they can be too fibrous at this point in my healing, they leave SUCH a rich yummy taste! 

So, basically, I just take a whole organic bird. Clean it up and put it in the crockpot. Add at least a half of a sweet onion (for the rich yummy goodness). Add carrots (if you choose to). Add any seasonings that you like. Fresh parsley is good. Oregano is also tasty. Top it off with water. Cook on high for at least 4 hours. Scoop the chicken and veggie/s out. (If not on SCD, by all means, leave the carrots and onions in it!) Pour broth into a pot and ideally, put in the fridge to cool (if you can hold out that long). Once the grease has congealed on top, gently scrape the fat off and discard, then you're ready to warm it back up! You can top it off with more water (filtered, if possible) if too dense, stir well and heat on medium heat until ready to indulge!

* Do what you like with the cooked chicken. It is very juicy and fall-off-the-bone tender while still hot. This is when it's easiest to manage. You can add back into the broth (though, to me, this really toughens the meat up), enjoy warm and juicy as a meal unto itself or save for the next day, cold. * 

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