Something awesome happened yesterday, in the form of someone actually telling me that my brief disappearance from the blogging community was noticed, possibly even missed! Anonymous day-maker, you know who you are 🙂 Something so minuscule like a passing, “Hey, you didn’t post on your blog this week and I missed it,” had a profound impact and made me feel oh-so-special.
The reason for this absence that I just haven’t been feeling super great. For about three weeks now I have been feeling lethargic, achey, dehydrated, and generally run down. For the past few days I’ve become suspicious of the existence of a stomach bug.
So I decided to do something that I do sometimes….make soup. Vegetable soup. With shredded chicken! I’ve never made shredded chicken before, it turned out to be pretty straightforward. Boil, get fork, shred. 1, 2, 3.
Sometimes I use water with bullion cubes. The last time I made soup I used bone broth, which I was unfamiliar with at the time, and was enthralled with it’s many health benefits and high protein components. After tasting it I realized why. The amount of salt I added to counter the repugnant taste of the broth contradicted the detoxifying nature of the soup.
The broth. Plus the water I boiled the chicken in. I seasoned it with turmeric, oregano and thyme because they were the first spices I saw in the drawer.
I started with parsnips, carrots (baby or otherwise), and onion. I gave the parsnips a 5-minute head start.
And then, as usual, I ran out of room.
After letting this simmer for a few minutes, I threw in some zucchini and tomatoes, then began attempting to stuff as much of this field of kale as I could into the two pots.
It was so much kale. And no, this post has nothing to do with Pilates.
And then boom! Chicken!