Sunday, August 16, 2009

Healthy Spicy Chicken Soup-with heaps of veges! + Kreative Blogger Award

I try to do the "balancing game"- The have a heavy lunch and light dinner. Or have a slice of cake for lunch sort of deal. This soup was made when hubby and I had a big lunch and decided on something warm and hearty for dinner instead. Did I mention this is also another way to use up your left over veges?

I am always on a lookout for bargains and cannot resist it when roast chicken goes on sale towards the end of the day. I think it costs around AU$8 for an extra large roast chicken. The chicken meat is then shredded and freeze for future use (or current use). For instance my spicy chicken enchiladas, Stir fry noodles and Feta, Chicken and Spinach Pasta are all inspired by a roasted chook. I am also impressed by a recent post by Amy from Very Culinary who posted two other posts on Roast Chicken-2 Ways. Looks like great minds think alike!

Healthy Spicy Chicken Soup
100 grams of shredded chicken meat
1 tsp of garlic
1 chilli chopped with seeds in for ours
2 carrot sliced
1 cup of chopped button mushrooms
1 big red capsicum
3-4 stalks of celery diced
2-3 cups of chicken stock
1 tsp of chili powder or flakes for the extra kick!

Heat 1 tsp of oil and fry garlic and chilli. Add all veges and stock till it boils. Add chicken. Taste test and add salt/pepper as needed. We wanted the extra punch so we added in 1 tsp of chili powder. Serve with toasted bread.

Thank You Baking Cottage for sending me this award! How pretty this is!

The Kreativ Blogger Award comes with some rules:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

Just like baking cottage- I have previously posted things about myself so I'm going to "follow her footsteps" and post 7 cooking/baking disasters!

1) My cracking cheesecakes- I do not have a light in my oven so after around 1 hr, I would hv to open the door to check if it is done.. which of course leads to it being cracked.. :( Chocolate is the best way to cover it up I learned.

2) Cupcake frosting- argh, need I say more? My frosting just wouldnt set and then I had difficulty pipping it too.

3) My Tasteless char siew bao dough which my grandmother said the filling was nicer (because she made the filling!)

4) I recently made a chorizo pilaf and used a wrong size baking pan hence the rice turned out mushy on the bottom and uncooked on the top of the pan!

5) The classic-added salt instead of sugar to some of my stir fry dishes!

6) My bits and pieces of Thosai pancake- I am still trying to learn how to flick one properly!

7) This one is one that hubby will remember. My first attempt in cookies resulted in tasteless cardboardish rock cakes.. my poor housemates actually ate them just to encourage me to do better!!!

My nominations are:

Amy from Very Culinary
- Love her style and more importantly her dishes!

Skinny mum- for her dedication to her kids

Noobcook- Her photos are amazing and I love how all her dishes are so healthy.

Mochachocolata-Rita- Her sense of humour with heaps of Indonesian/HK food posts is mouth watering.

BeachLover Kitchen- I have been following her blog for ages. I love it when bloggers started slow and then you slowly see the progress one makes on dishes/recipes. Everyone can do it!

Singairishgirl- check out all her bento meals. I'm so envious of her little girl!

Teczcape Tiger Fish
- I love the way she uses seasonal produce and how she manages to cook across continents.



ai wei said...

congratulation! u can cook and bake well, talented!!! ^V^

very culinary said...

You're the bomb, Daphne.

Noob Cook said...

wah this is such comfort food. I like the addition of chili powder in the soup, shiok! Thanks for the award, you're such a sweetie & congrats on yours :)

Babe_KL said...

Have you seen my post One Chook, Five Ways? hahaha

Unknown said...

congrats on the award and thanks so much daphhh i am so honoredddd...hehehe food disasters...i have so many many many i made a separate label for it T_T

Little Inbox said...

I like your idea of adding chili powder to the soup. Umph!!

Big Boys Oven said...

the soup looks awesome refrshing! love it!

very culinary said...

Me again. Now that we're back home from the hospital and Haley seems on the mend, I'm thinking a great bowl of this soup is just what he doctor ordered! I've always heard there are healing elements in chicken soup variations.

Thanks again for your kind words, Daphne. We're doing okay. I wrote about the ordeal on the blog which helped me vent some.

tigerfish said...

Thanks for the award! :)

armand said...

yum!! :)
Soups like this are always great for winter!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

interesting soup!! thank you for your wonderful award:)

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