Steaming Hot Chicken Asparagus Soup

Steaming Hot Chicken Asparagus Soup

It was one of the nights, or rather beautiful days where I just couldn’t get warm and really missed making my soups. Since the dogs were not well this week I went out and bought them a chicken. Lazy me, I picked it up at Costco so I could get back to work and get Jessie back on his feet quickly (it worked wonderfully too). Jessie was back on his feet in no time, sorta like chicken soup for a dog.

I needed to continue my best efforts at being a born again vegetarian…….again. Being the recycle queen, the dogs got the chicken,  but I had to make soup out of the bones ..well yes for me. And the great benefit was a super healthy, super easy and super clean and yummy soup. So, I wasn’t exactly cheating, but I totally was.

In a large pot I sauteed one onion and about 6 cloves of garlic in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. After which I then poured in 4 – 6 cups of pure filtered water and the chicken carcass, along with salt, pepper, and some white wine. Simmering covered for about an hour. Debone the chicken, or what’s left and remove from the soup. I then added 3 cups of asparagus, 2 cups of sliced carrots, and lastly some cilantro. Depending on how cooked you want your carrots and asparagus you can cook for only 10 minutes, or 30 minutes before serving.  Serves 4 for dinner or 6 as an appetizer.

I served with my home made black sesame seed bread, toasted and some wine!! Sunday warm yourself up dinner. Plenty of room for dessert.

Simple, quick and my low carbon footprint strikes again. Nothing left on the bones, so there was very little to put in my trash bin.
If you are composting, most everything else can be placed there or in your worm bins. Nothing like the great smell of earthly mother nature.

Don’t you just loove being green??? If you haven’t seen the documentary “No Impact Man” I really recommend you seeing it. How a New Yorker did what he did was so admirable. Ya gotta love him. Reminded me of when I bought my Hybrid and kept getting flipped off in the HOV lane! Humans, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.

I wore my Poupon Apron, which is warm and happy. Mission accomplished. 

Bon Appetit!