Thursday, March 14, 2013

food: gluten free, no-tortilla, tortilla soup!

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After the celiac diagnosis, I decided to try a 28 day paleo challenge. I know myself, and I knew that I couldn't do it alone, so I recruited Reid to do it with me! And when I was talking about it, my mom even decided to join in! So far we are 11 days into it and all is going pretty well (at least for me!). I have been a little lenient with my cinnamon rolls, occasional cheese, and maybe a little too much dried fruit, but all in all, I feel pretty great!

I would say amazing, but I am really fatigued during my workouts. It's really the only side effect that I have noticed. It's not the exhaustion that I was feeling when I was sick, my muscles are just a little more sore during my workouts. My recovery seems to be the same as before.

Okay, so on to the soup! This is the first thing that I made as part of the paleo challenge. I wish I could give you a better recipe, but I pretty much just throw things in a crock pot until it tastes good. The one tip I have, is cook the chicken separately and add it just before you are going to eat the soup.

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What's in it:
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2 hot italian sausages
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • cilantro
  • 2 limes
  • avocado
How I made it:
  • I precooked the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapenos until soft
  • then added them with the broth and tomatoes to my crockpot on high
  • removed the sausage from the casing, then cooked it and added that to the crock pot
  • added the juice on one lime and some cilantro to the crock pot
  • then I added the zucchini and squash and let it cook for an hour
  • about 15 min before eating I diced and cooked the chicken thighs
  • then portion some chicken in a bowl, add the soup, and top with diced avocado (I like mine cold!), cilantro, and a lime wedge!

Enjoy!! :)

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