Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yummy Chicken Paleo Soup

Thanks to the unpredictable Ohio Valley weather, I was in the mood for soup last night. So I got in one of my throw it together moods, and made some chicken soup. It turned out so good I had to share. Since I eat Paleo, I don’t do noodles, so I added extra veggies.

Whole chicken
Various spices (oregano, paprika, chili powder, poultry season)
Chicken broth (I use chicken broth I made, or an all-natural, low sodium chicken broth)

Chop up carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion and throw them in the crockpot. Rinse a whole chicken and sit it breast side up on the veggies in your crockpot. Sprinkle with the following spices: (I didn’t measure, so this is an estimate) 2 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. paprika, 2 cloves of garlic(minced), 1 tsp. poultry seasoning.

Turn the crockpot on high and cook for 3-4 hours depending on your crockpot. I have overcooked my chicken in the past, so last night 3 hours and 30 minutes was perfect. Then carefully pull the chicken out of the crockpot leaving the veggies in the crockpot. Make sure not to leave bones in the crockpot, the chicken will be falling apart. Pull all the meat off the chicken, it will shred as you do this.

In a soup pot, I added about 50 oz. of chicken broth. Throw your shredded chicken in the pot, and add the veggies and all the juices from your crockpot. I added 1 tsp. cumin, and a pinch of sea salt. Let it cook on Med/High for about 10 minutes and it is done. I hope yours turns out as good as mine.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Who knew how you eat can affect your tan?!?!

For over a year I have been eating paleo. Some times better than others. and the book Everyday Paleo has been a big help with the transition. Curios as to what paleo is, click here. There are so many resources online. I checked everyday paleo to see what was new and found a post on edible sunscreen. The article talks about how eating paleo can reduce burning and help you tan. Last year when we went to Florida, I had the best tan ever. I have always had a hard time tanning and would always burn when out in the sun. Last summer that was not the case. I now know why, and I am so excited. I could explain, but the post explains it all. So go read it.