In last week’s blog, I talked about the glories of soup on a cold day. February is a great month to focus on soup! Maybe you’ve already tried the Hearty Tomato and Grain Soup recipe I posted. I hope you enjoyed it! One of my favourite soups was always my Mom’s homemade Chicken or Turkey soup. She always made her own broth and it was so delicious. I always try to make some time to make a broth with the carcass of a chicken or turkey I’ve roasted. It’s not hard to do, but you do need to have about an hour or more to monitor the simmering pot. The taste becomes richer if you simmer it longer. For me, this is also one of those aromas that creates the comfort of home. Even if I don’t have a plan for the broth right away, I make it and freeze it to use at a later date. I find it interesting that ‘bone broth’ is such a trending phrase now because my Mom’s generation and many of us have been doing this for decades! Goodness is always in fashion and doesn’t need to be a trend!
As I said last week, prepared and condensed soups you buy in grocery stores can be tasty, but read the labels. There are many things listed on those labels that should make you think before using this food as a regular part of your weekly meals. Focus on eliminating salt and additives in your diet little by little and your palate will adjust to healthy food that is tasty too!
This week’s soup, pictured below, was made using the broth I made from the turkey we roasted at Christmas. There are no big secrets to making delicious, healthy broth from chicken, turkey or beef bones that you have collected after a lovely roast. Here is the recipe for delicious, healthy broth that will turn into a lovely soup or stew: Continue reading “Soup for Cold Days – Part 2”