Tis the season… for THE COMMON COLD!

Feeling under the weather? I have been lucky and haven’t caught any bugs yet, but last week my husband felt under the weather. To knock this cold out of his system I thought I would make him some super spicy soup to clear out his sinuses and to help his sore throat. So I made him some Spicy Veggie Soup with Egg Noodles. (I was eating it too so I made it vegetarian.) Honestly he loved it and let me tell you it was SPICY!! Wanna make it? This is what you’ll need:

  • 3 boxes of vegetable broth (I can’t remember the oz) (it’s not the cans it’s those tall rectangular boxes)
  • 1 bag egg noodles
  • cayenne pepper
  • Garlic (1 clove)
  • Salt + Pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • basil and oregano (dried) (not much just a pinch)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 box of mushrooms
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 big broccoli crown
  • 3/4 red onion
  • 5 -7 small red potatoes

Alright ready for the easiest recipe ever?? Dice the potatoes and add it in the vegetable broth, also add the jalapeno (cut in big chunks) and let sit on medium low for about 2 hours. Add the seasoning too so it simmers with the broth, depending on how spicy you want the soup adjust the cayenne pepper to taste. I added a lot because we like spicy, however I thought it was a too spicy for me. After the potatoes are soft, then add all the other veggies and let it sit for another 30 minutes or so. Before you want to eat I would make the noodles, Depending if you want the soup brothy or chunky make as many noodles as you want. ( I am a pasta person so I made my bowl a little, ok a lot, chunky. )img_7500img_7503img_7511img_7506A side note too, I would add the noodles to each individual bowl so they don’t get soggy if you end up having leftovers (which you should, I made this for just my husband and I, and we had enough to feed 5 or 6 people)

Now you are ready for the cold season! I hope you don’t catch any bugs but in case you do, you’ll be ready to fight back!

Peace out Girl Scouts.

Bruschetta Chicken, Yams, Brussels Sprouts, Oh My!

Now do I have a dinner for you that’s filling, tasty, and good for you!

Bruschetta Chicken with Yams and Brussel Sprouts! You’ll need:

  1. Chicken (Thin sliced is what I prefer)
  2. Fresh Garlic
  3. Basil
  4. Yams
  5. Brussels Sprouts
  6. Salt + Pepper
  7. Tomatoes (I like the cherry tomatoes)
  8. Red Onion
  9. Feta
  10. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  11. Balsamic Reduction
  12. Whatever herbs you have in your spice cabinet

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This is probably one of the most easy dinners I have ever made!

While cooking this I wanted to drink some wine, but I am going to a late night yoga class, so I am drinking water to hydrate before. This is no excuse for you though! I know you had a long day, so open a bottle of white wine and take a swig!

Okay now let’s get down to business, I first diced the brussels sprouts into quarters and sliced the yams thin enough for them to cook faster in the oven. I used a good couple handfuls of brussel sprouts and two yams. Measure what how much you cook by how many people you are cooking for, I am only cooking for my husband and I so we didn’t need that much. img_5477

I always put foil down when I bake anything for an easier clean up. Then I drizzle a little EVOO on the foil and lay down the veggies. Then, I put S+P, garlic and the herbs that I have up in my spice cabinet and kinda mix around the veggies. Last, top the veggies with a little EVOO.

**Hey take a drink of that delicious wine you are drinking!**

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Next, I make the bruschetta mixture. I just cut in half the cherry tomatoes, chop finely the garlic, basil and red onion. I used about half a container of tomatoes and a quarter of a small red onion (my husband said it needed more onion, so use what you like) I also used about a whole small container of basil. Then just gave a dash of S+P and give a good mix!

When the veggies are almost done then start cooking the chicken! And take another drink because you almost completed making dinner! I just cooked the chicken with garlic and some pepper because you’ll get enough flavor with the bruschetta.

Then when everything is done PLATE IT! img_5478img_5479

Once you top the bruschetta mixture,  drizzle the balsamic glaze on top! My husband told me what would really make this extra good is if we had some feta to sprinkle on top of the chicken, so I added it to the recipe for the next time I make this!

High five you did it! I hope you enjoy this dinner as much as we did! and I hope your wine is super tasty!

Peace out Girl Scouts,

E. Little