Friday, November 3, 2017

Chicken Tortilla Soup


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Soup should always be in your bag of tricks for those beginning of Fall days when the weather turns to crisp and cool temperatures. Nothing feels better than heating up over a hot bowl of healthy vegetables, chicken, and garnishes of your liking. This recipe will make you fall in L O V E with soups again and if you want to turn things up a notch you can add cayenne pepper or Mexican hot sauce on top. It's always nice when there's a kick of spice. 



3 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 cups yellow onion (diced)
3  clove garlic (minced)
1 cup carrot (cubed)
1 small zucchini (diced)
2 earns sweet corn, cut off the cob
1 15-oz. can black beans (drained)
1 15-oz. can white frijole beans (drained)
1 15-oz. can cannellini beans (drained) 
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 tbs cumin
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
6 cups chicken stock
2 chicken breasts
5 corn tortillas (Sliced into strips)
salt & pepper, to taste


 In a large pot boil the chicken, about 15-25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked.  Remove the cooked chicken and cut into thin slices.  Pour out the chicken broth, but keep about a quarter to add flavor to the stock. 

Saute all the vegetables in olive oil to soften, about 15 minutes. When vegetables are cooked through, pour the remainder of the ingredients into the pot with the stock and the chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Cut the tortillas into strips and fry in olive oil until crispy.  Then lay on a plate with a napkin to soak up the exess oil. You can add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper if you want to make them spicy. (Spicy is better!)

                   Then dress it up with garnishes just the way you like it!



 Fresh Cilantro / Sour Cream / Cotija Cheese / Cayenne Pepper / Lime / Mexican Hot Sauce


    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Angels Stadium

     I'm not a huge baseball fan, but I think I'm going to go to more games here because I did my research on the food selections and they do not disappoint at Angels Stadium! The third base food court to the left of the main entrance has a lot of different options from your standard ball park food to what I'm  into such as, poke!!! Saint Archer upstairs also has Poutine Spuds that I didn't get but will definitely have to try at the next game.

     Oke Poke was really fresh. You had the option of getting Salmon or Tuna in either a poke bowl or a burrito. I got the burrito because it looked really good. It was the best poke burrito I've ever had.
     You get to choose the sauce you want. I chose the sweet chili because she recommended it as the best option to go with the salmon.
     You have to have ice cold beer at a ball game, but if you're not into beer you can get cocktails or soft drinks too.

     I had a bite of my friends nachos, but I was too full from the burrito to have more than that. I was also working on a large michelada too.

     The jalapeno modelo michelada was really good. I thought the jalapeno would be too spicy but it just made it tastier with a little kick aftertaste.

     Even if sometimes I don't know whats going on in the games its still fun to just be out with friends. It felt like a high school game and we were just rooting on our friends. I was actually cheering on both the Phillies and the Angels.