When it comes to soup making, this is where you begin: carrot, celery, onion, garlic and broth. Yesterday was supposed to be sunny and clear. Instead it was dark and we got snow. Pain riveted through my body but I needed food so I made a quick and easy chicken soup for my winter worn spirit and body. When you are feeling blue, it is good to know how to make a fast and healthy chicken soup rather than turning to old food in old cans.
Chop one small onion and saute on medium heat for five minutes in some olive oil. Add some minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
Add diced carrot and celery, stir and saute five minutes.
Add some cooked chicken and cover everything with boxed chicken broth. If you have the energy to make your own chicken stock, go right ahead! If you want to learn how to make your own chicken stock, click here.
My mom taught me this trick: cook the noodles in the broth. They soak up all the flavours in the soup pot. I used a high fiber spaghettini that I broke into small pieces and simmered for a few minutes until they were tender. At the last minute I threw in some frozen green peas.
My husband came home from work and we had a late lunch together which apparently threw him off his workout-at-home plan for the afternoon! Doh! Next time I will not tempt him with goodies when he comes through the door.