Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29. Day 2 of not traveling

I guess I never really got over my sickness that I had at the beginning of the month of travels, because last night I had such a sore throat again, I could hardly sleep.

I took a sick day today to get some much-needed rest and recuperation. I referred to my "Bragg: Apple Cider Vinegar" book for a sore throat remedy. First of all, let me say that I am a true believer of this miracle natural health liquid! On the back of the jar it has a recipe for a daily health drink -- two teaspoons of ACV mixed with a full glass of water.

I try to drink three of these a day to just stay healthy... or something. It seems to work when I'm not traveling like crazy...

Anyway, in the Bragg book it says to gargle a teaspoon of ACV mixed with half a glass of water three times an hour. I did this faithfully all day, and by early afternoon, my sore throat was already diminishing. Another Apple Cider Vinegar testimony.

Now for the food.

I made a killer soup tonight; and as W put it, I was trying to knock this sickness right out of me with this soup. I got the idea from the Soup Bible, but pretty much made up my own recipe. I call it Jalepeno Chicken Avocado soup. It was very spicy and feisty. W said it tasted like one of the Mexican Caldo soups "from that place on the 101." (Which we love, and are very good.)

I started with a quart of vegan chicken broth made from McCay's Chicken seasoning.

I then added the vegan chicken strips from Trader Joe's. We love these! W used them to make chicken fajitas for our Valentine's Day dinner last month.

Next I drained and rinsed about 8 canned jalepeno slices. Sliced them and added them to the broth and chicken.

Finally, I added 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a couple dashes of Tapa Tio, and garlic salt and pepper to taste.

Let it stew for about ten minutes and added sliced avocadoes to the bowls of dished out soup! W couldn't stop his praise of how good it was as he slurped his down. I couldn't help but agree.

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