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Cold weather calls for hot soup

Yesterday, I made a really good chicken curry soup. It’s basically a tweak on the famous Tom Kha Gai soup, and it was pretty tasty!

Here’s what you need:

16 ounces chicken broth (homemade is great, if not, use an organic kind)

1 can coconut milk

2 tablespoons red chili paste (or less if you don’t want it too spicy)

3 tablespoons curry powder

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped red bell pepper

2 garlic cloves

2 celery sticks

1 cup mushrooms

Juice from one lime

Fresh cilantro

4 chicken breasts (if you want vegetarian or vegan, you can use veggie stock and double up on vegetables instead.. or experiment with tofu)

You can also grate some fresh ginger, if you like the taste

Cut the chicken up in pieces, sauté in frying pan with olive oil.

Chop up onion, garlic, bell pepper, shrooms, celery and let it simmer with the chicken.

Meantime, pour the broth and coconut milk in another pan, heat to a boil, then simmer. Add lime juice, curry, chili paste and salt and pepper to taste. Add the chicken and veggies, and let simmer for about 40 minutes. Add cooked noodles, or boiled rice on the side. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Bon Appétit!

Oh, and I added some carrots as well... :)

Oh, and I added some carrots as well… 🙂

‘Tis the season..again?!

Am I the only one who feels like Christmas is sneaking up on me like a cheetah? I am nowhere ready – mentally nor financially. Besides I am swamped with work and school to even have made one purchase yet. Because that’s what Christmas is ultimately about —> consumerism. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year when I get to spend quality time with friends and family and feast on delicious food. It’s just that I have been working for most holidays the past six years, so I am literally out of the loop when it comes to preparing, baking, decorating and bringing on the jolly. I will work this Christmas Eve also, but come December 8, when my finals are over, I will make a small attempt at decking the halls around our apartment too. But I can’t promise any gingerbread men. Although, who knows. I might just surprise myself!

I took a small break from studying to write some Christmas cards. Perhaps YOU are one of the lucky receivers 🙂

Will be mailed tomorrow!
 
Also… a small attempt at decorating. Just because I love candles and mushrooms!
 
 
I also met up with the lovely BFF yesterday for a lunch date at Zupperia.
We both had the  Tom Ka Gai soup, with chicken, noodles, coconut milk and a rainbow of veggies. Delish!
 
 
 
 
 
 
And for dessert we had Espresso Martinis at Contra Bar. Perfection!
Now it’s back to the books. 🙂