Hello lovely people! Thanks for taking time out :). Its feels good connecting again! Hope you are having a great weekend. Well for me, it’s been hectic all round, what more can I say than to give thannnks.! Be grateful for what you have, that way you get more? *smiles*
Anywayyy, on a more exciting chat, I recently started contributing food posts on this amazing parenting website www.mamalette.com. You can have a look on the food section for the my posts from Nigeria’s favourite Egusi stew to sweet cinnamon cookies! (a favourite snack for the family)
Today’s recipe features a kind of souuup. I love soups especially with the current wintery weather and rainnnn. You feel the effect of this soup more when its hot, fiery and spicy! That’s exactly what this soup was :D. Trust me; you have just got to try it! It was culled from a lady named Sarah on Food Network online. She mentioned it was an Italian type soup. However, I have made my version of it with the inclusion of added spice, white beans (peeled) and chicken breasts.
Peeled white beans 100g (cooked)
Rice 70g (cooked)
Chicken Breasts (cut into small pieces)
Back Bacon stripes (x 2, cut into smaller pieces)
Fresh Tomatoes (x2; chopped)
Tin tomatoes (1/2 a tin; blended)
Celery sticks (very small quantity, chopped)
Green hot chillies (x3; chopped)
Scotch bonnet (hot; x 1; chopped)
Olive oil (2tbsp)
Herbs and Seasoning: curry powder, coriander (chopped), knorr cubes, basil (chopped), garlic (chopped), onions (small size, chopped), black pepper, salt to taste (all added in small quantities). Adjust as desired
Firstly, cook the rice and beans separately and put to a side
Chopped ingredients; from left to right: onions, scotch bonnet, green chillies, basil, garlic, celery)
Season the chicken breasts with onions, coriander, hot curry and salt and cook in a small amount of water. Put to a side
In a clean pot, add the olive oil and fry the chopped ingredients for about a minute
Then add the back bacon, fresh tomatoes and blended tomatoes, followed by some curry, black pepper, knorr cube and little salt to taste. Allow to steam for about 10 minutes so that the flavours come together.
Then add the cooked chicken breasts.
Add some of the chicken breast stock to the soup. Then add the peeled beans and rice
Allow to simmer, then taste. Adjust as desired.
Finally, serve! The flavours came together so well with a nice colour to go, and the chicken and bacon woooow! It was fiery and super tasty!
There’s always something for the yummy toddlers too! Please join in on the facebook group for Toddler Tuesdays and Tasty Thursdays (Adults version) for the hooome 🙂
Remember, stay focused, stay motivated and “keep making it happen”!
Blessings & Love
Tracey x x x