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Asian Influenced Chicken Noodle Soup

I have a cold, and it has hit HARD.  Therefore, I can’t really tell you if this soup is good or not.  My nose is in terrible working order, and only allows me to have a sense of taste on occasion.

Maybe I’ll make it again sometime when I’m not a walking snot factory.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon peeled & minced ginger root (or 1/2 tablespoon powdered ginger root)
  • 2 washed & roughly chopped heads of baby bok choy (1/2 head “regular” bok choy)
  • 6 oz thai-style rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

What I did:

  • Put broth, carrot, celery, and ginger into a pot and turn the heat up high.  Bring to a boil.
  • Add the bok choy, return to a boil.
  • Add the noodles, return to a boil, cover, turn down to med/high and allow to boil for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add tamari, jalapeno, honey, and lime.
  • Stir well and enjoy!

If I had been thinking clearly, I probably would have included two minced cloves of garlic.  Garlic, ginger, and jalapeno all have great healing properties for those battling colds.

M is on his way here right now, and he’ll be able to tell me if it’s good or not.  I promise to let you know!

Edit:  This soup was good, but pretty bland.  I have changed the ingredients to hopefully add a little more Asian flavor to the broth.

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