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Slow Cooker Wild Rice & Chicken Soup

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This is a delicious meal for a cold winter’s night. It makes a lot, though, so, unless you’re feeding a huge crowd, you may want to half it or freeze the leftovers. I’m freezing them, so we’ll see how they hold up.

Ingredients:

1 to 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

6 c chicken stock

1 c wild rice

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, diced

3 carrots, peeled and diced

3 stalks celery, peeled and diced

1 lb. sliced mushrooms

Fresh snipped thyme (about 5 sprigs)

Fresh snipped rosemary (about 2 sprigs)

1/2 c. half and half (if desired)

Seasonings: salt, pepper, bouillon, Italian seasonings

Directions:

Salt and pepper the chicken breasts. Place them in the crock pot.

Add all the other ingredients except the mushrooms and half and half.

Cook on low for about 6 hours.

Add the mushrooms and cook for about 30 minutes.

Shred the chicken breasts and return to the pot. If desired, add the half and half.

Adjust the seasonings as needed.

If it’s too thick, add more broth or water or half and half.

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Broccoli Soup

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Easy, delicious and healthy!

Ingredients:

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 bunches broccoli, stems and florets chopped separately

7 cups chicken broth

1 cup skim milt

Crunchy croutons (the garlic and cheese ones from Trader Joe’s are perfect!)

Olive oil

Directions:

Saute the onions and garlic in some olive oil in a saucepot.

Cut off the tough parts of the broccoli stems and cut them into small pieces.

Add them to the saucepot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli stems are soft.

Add the broth and salt. Bring to a boil with the lid on. Add the broccoli florets and simmer slowly, uncovered, until the florets are tender.

Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Add the milk and some cayenne pepper. Cook over medium heat until heated – don’t let it boil.

Pour into a bowl and add some crunchy croutons. Add a drizzle of olive oil or truffle oil if desired.

Shrimp Soup with Broth

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Last night I just felt like a light soup, and this was the perfect fit!

Ingredients:

4 cups broth (I make my own)

1/2 uncooked shrimp

2 T. minced fresh garlic

Chopped chives to taste (or green onions)

Handful of angel hair pasta

1 t. fish sauce

Dash sesame oil

Chopped cilantro

Directions:

Saute the garlic in some olive oil. Add the broth, fish sauce, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil.

Add the chives, angel hair pasta and shrimp.

Boil until the pasta and shrimp are cooked.

Add some cilantro and serve.