Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Chicken/turkey soup and something completely different

Saute yellow onion, shallot and garlic, add some ground turkey. When turkey is no longer pink add chicken broth. Add 3 or 4 cut up parsnips. (they are far richer in vitamins then their family member carrots and pack a potassium punch). Toss in a few radishes and 3 or 4 large handfuls of arugula. Simmer all for about 30 minutes. The parsnips give it a very nice flavor, many add this to soups, but in my humble opinion not enough of it. When it is the main veggie, the soup becomes nice an thick from the starch in the parsnip, and takes on a deeper flavor.

Here's something different;
Watermelon and beet salad.

In a bowl mix some sliced watermelon and thinly sliced beet. Then add just a pinch of feta or a few pieces of thinly sliced whatever cheese you have around. Not too much, just a sprinkle. Drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar. Go ahead impress your healthy eating friends with this one ;-)

In case you have never made beets before; peel the beet, cut into slices and boil for about 6 minutes. I put mine in the freezer to cool off and then sliced them to add with the cold watermelon.

"Change is inevitable........except from vending machines"



sarena said...

Interesting combo there--beets and watermelon. I would have never thought of that one but also those are 2 things I generally avoid for blood sugar reason.s

However, back in my beet eating days, I used to roast them in the oven. Loved em that way. Oh and the gold and chiogga beets were favs of mine!

Son of Grok said...

I love watermelon but I have never been a fan of beets... ick.

Marc said...


It's delicious. I'm sure a small serving wouldn't cause too much of a spike. Have never roasted them. Must try ;-)

I'm not a huge fan of beets, but made like this, they create some unique flavors.
Watermelon is one of my favorites.
When I play in tennis tournaments, it is my energy food/drink. I'll pack a little bit in a container with a few ice cubes. When I have a long match on my hands, I might have a few pieces during change overs. People just stare as they suck down their gatorades.
Refreshing and tasty.


sarena said...

SO you inspired me today to try something. I made a parsnip soup. Sauteed some chopped leeks in coconut oil, then addd tons of shredded parsnips. In went salt, fresh ground blk pepper, coconut milk and water to fill pot. After an hour, I plan to puree it with some fresh parsley. A creamed parsnip soup....Will let ya know or wil blog about my disaster:-)

Marc said...


How did your soup com out????


sarena said...

Soup was AMAZING!!

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