Chicken Vegetable Soup

What’s better than a hot bowl of nutritious chicken vegetable soup on a very cold windy winter night.  I can hear the wind coming down the chimney, brrrr.  This soup is full of nutritional goodness.  It’s a little higher in carbs than I usually eat but since I won’t be eating the entire pot at once I should be ok.

Recipe

4 chicken thighs boiled and chopped.  I left the skin on.  The broth will be you soup base.  I cooked these in Instant Pot on soup function for 30 minutes.  Remove when done, debone, chop and add back to pot

2 carrots chopped

1 celery stalk chopped

About 6 kale leaves with stems chopped

1/2 red bell pepper chopped

1 medium onion chopped

4 cloves garlic diced

1 small head broccoli chopped

1/2 pound green beans chopped

1/4 head cabbage sliced

1 medium sweet potato, skinned and chopped

1 small sprig rosemary leaves

1 tablespoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon turmeric

Salt and pepper to taste

Cover with more water if there is not enough broth

I made this in the Instant Pot, fast and easy.  I cooked it on the soup function for 30 minutes after adding veggies.  Reseason necessary.

Chicken Vegetable Soup
Soup in the Instant Pot
Soup By The Fire

Peace

 

 

 

Inflammation and Disease

Have you recently been diagnosed with a progressive disease, cancer, parkinson’s, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, autoimmune disorders, alzheimer’s? Are you going to accept traditional treatment from your specialists?  I know it’s a scary thing but maybe you could help the traditional care/meds do their job with a ketogenic diet.  I’ve never been diagnosed with such a thing and as I haven’t walked in those shoes I can’t say exactly what I would do.  When I think about the possibility though I know for certain that I would eat a ketogenic diet at least. Perhaps I would take the conventional treatment but knowing what I know about the ketogenic diet, I’m for certain that I would add it to my treatment protocol.

The article below will teach you a bit about how inflammation is the source of all disease and how the ketogenic diet can reduce inflammation in the body.  I’m not great at math but I see a pretty awesome equation here.  It’s rather simple actually.  Sugar laden diet > inflammation > disease > death or sugar laden diet > inflammation > disease > ketogenic diet > disease gone.  If I’ve been diagnosed with a disease my common sense tells me to quit eating crap, quit smoking, and fight it with all my knowledge.  I’m going to get my body healthy and strong first.  If I then decide to take traditional treatment maybe my strong healthy body from eating real food will complement the traditional poisons I will be given from the doctors and pharmaceuticals to kill the disease.

Please click on the link below.  It’s not a long read and it might save your life or at least make it better.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-27731/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-ketogenic-diet.html

 

Starting the New Year Off Right!

So why don’t you join me in a two week low carb eating trial.
I will post every day what I’m eating/drinking. I started yesterday. My path is protein, low carb veggies, hydration. Even though I’ve been eating low carb for two years I’m taking two weeks to clean up my diet without eating nuts, nut flours or nut butters.  I’m trying to lower my carbs and drop 10 more pounds.  Even though nuts are healthy they can drive your carb count up pretty fast.  Join me, let’s do this together.  Power in numbers!  Keto strong!

I’m starting each day with my power latte

12 oz decaf coffee,

2 wafers Wild Foods Cocoa Butter http://www.wildfoods.co/shop/wild-cocoa-butter-organic

1 tablespoon Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate http://greatlakesgelatin.com/

2 tablespoons whipping cream

I don’t eat till 1 or 2pm maybe later.

Then I eat eggs and some kind of meat such as this:

2 eggs fried in coconut butter

1/4 cup grated cheese on top

Pork link sausages

Some broccoli trees for fiber

Eggs and Sausage

Peace