Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Paleo Hot and Sour Soup

I am on a new adventure, while I love cheese and bread I am determined to cleanse my system and see how the Paleo diet treats me.  I'm on day 10 and going strong.  I haven't actually had many cravings at all which is surprising and I have only cheated once (ate fake chicken nuggets), which is pretty good considering there is lots of cheese in my fridge.  I am amazed at how many things have soy in them, especially all the sauces I love.  Tonight I was craving Asian soup and one of my favorites is hot and sour soup.  This was a challenge because the normal recipe I use involves corn starch, sugar, and peanut oil...none of which I can consume according to the rules.  This adapted recipe did the job and was a delicious alternative to my other Hot and Sour Soup recipe posted on this blog.

Serves 2

The Ingredients
1 large chicken breast, cubed
1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
7 white button mushrooms
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground ginger
1 cup carrots, chopped
3 scallion, thinly sliced
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp tamari
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg, very lightly beaten
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic chili paste
1/2 tsp sesame oil

The Process
1.  In small bowl  marinate chicken in white wine vinegar and 1 tbs tamari for 15 minutes.

2.  When chicken is done marinating heat olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat.  When hot add chicken and carrots.  Cook for about 3 minutes or until the outside of the meat looks cooked.

3.  Then add broth to pot and bring to a boil.  Once it is boiling add ground ginger, 2 tbs tamari, salt, apple cider vinegar, pepper, garlic chili paste, and mushrooms.  Then bring this to a boil again and boil for 2 more minutes.

4.  Lightly beat egg and add the sesame oil into the egg.  After boiling soup take off the heat and slowly stir in the egg mixture.  Then add scallions and serve immediately.

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