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Chicken Noodle Soup with Saffron
Serves 6-8 with a salad.
Chicken Noodle Soup w/Saffron
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Servings
Chicken Noodle Soup w/Saffron
Instructions
  1. Cover the whole chicken with water in large pot.
  2. Add celery leaves and onion wedges to the broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover partially and simmer until chicken is cooked through about 1 hour.
  3. Using tongs, remove chicken pieces and giblets from broth. Cool slightly.
  4. Remove skin from breasts and leg-thigh pieces and tear or cut into bite sized pieces.
  5. Strain broth into large bowl. Skim fat from surface of broth and discard.
  6. Melt ghee in heavy large pot over medium-low heat. Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and thyme.
  7. Cover; cook until vegetables soften, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  8. Add broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until vegetables are almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  9. Add saffron and noodles and simmer 5 minutes.
  10. Add 1 cup chicken; simmer until noodles are tender, about 5 minutes. Add parsley.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve with a teaspoon of ghee in the bowl.
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Three Bean Vegetable Soup
Serves 6 with leftovers
3-Bean Vegetable Soup
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Ingredients
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Ingredients
3-Bean Vegetable Soup
Instructions
  1. In a stock pot, melt the ghee. Add the onions, leeks and celery and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring till the onions begin to sweat.
  2. Add garlic, carrots and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth (reserve ½ cup) to the pot, along with the beans, tomatoes and stir till incorporated. Bring to boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium-low.
  4. Add all the seasonings + zucchini, kale and allow to continue to simmer for 20+ minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add precooked rice.
  6. In the meantime, combine ½ cup broth and 1 cup of beans in a separate pot and heat. Once it’s hot, using an immersion blend or regular blend, blend them together. Add it to the pot to increase the density of the soup somewhat. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes

Serve with grilled garlic bread, grilled P & J sandwiches or good ole crusty bread and butter

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Slow and Comfy Chili
This recipe looks like a lot of work but only takes 20 minutes to prep. Sauté your onions and celery, brown your ground beef right afterwards, open your cans, rinse and drain, measure your spices and literally toss it all into your slow cooker - set on low and go!
Slow and Comfy Chili
Servings
6 with salad and bread
Ingredients
Servings
6 with salad and bread
Ingredients
Slow and Comfy Chili
Instructions
  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of ghee in a sauté pan. Add the onions and celery and sauté until onions are translucent. Add the peppers and garlic and continue to sauté till the peppers are a bit soft. Toss into the slow cooker.
  2. In the same pan, melt another tablespoon of ghee, place the ground beef in the pan, breaking up the beef into pieces as you stir. Once the beef is browned, toss it into the slow cooker.
  3. Rinse all canned beans well. Add the beans, entire can of tomatoes, the pureed tomato juice and all your seasonings: chili powder, red pepper flakes, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper (and hot sauce if using).
  4. Mix well, cover and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
  5. Before serving, stir in 1 generous teaspoon of ghee into each bowl. It adds an incredible rich and savory taste.
Recipe Notes

Serves 6 nicely with a fresh salad and a crusty hunk of bread.