Having a bit of a sinus infection. Started late night on Sunday….got worse Tuesday evening. Been getting lots of rest. And on Wednesday there was a bit of relief and the hour spent outside in the early evening fresh air did some good. Then my tummy nudged me with requests for a bowl of soup that would hit the spot…..both nasally and digestively. Haha.
So…..sautéing of the essential chopped onions and celery in olive oil, followed by some chopped fresh garlic and a slice of fresh ginger, also chopped. Mmm….the smell of ginger for the nose! Yes. Oh, and for something different, I added in some tiny button mushrooms. They always look so cute! The broth was a mixture of chicken stock, water, and light miso paste. This time I decided to go with lighter noodle fare and picked Asian rice noodles. Didn’t have tofu, so I sliced up a couple of weiners (keeps the lads happy, too). Let all that simmer. I found a handful of frozen veggies (carrots and broccoli) in the freezer and put them in for some added colour. Near the end some salt, pepper, and italian herbs with chopped up fresh kale….just until it softened. And it was ready for the eating! Everyone got a bowlful along with a slice of buttered fresh-baked bread. It was a big hit with my boys AND my eager-for-soothing-soul-food tummy. Yep….and we all went up for seconds!