Spring chicken soup before spring is over!

I saw this awesome spring chicken soup recipe while browsing my Facebook and I HAD to make it!

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a19992009/spring-chicken-soup-recipe/

Ingredients: (of course, as y’all know, I modified the recipe.)
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1″ pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried thyme
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 c. low-sodium organic chicken broth
1 whole chicken, shredded
2 sprigs thyme
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 cans of Southwest corn
Lemon slices, for garnish
My ingredients for this awesome soup!
Directions:
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion, carrots, celery, and asparagus, and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour in chicken broth and thyme. Bring to a boil then add chicken and lower heat. Let simmer until chicken is cooked through, 10 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Add chicken, lemon juice, and corn to pot. Cook until warmed through, 5 minutes. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley to serve.
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This soup was amazing! It lasted my family and I for three days!

I made pesto grilled cheese sandwiches to go along with the hearty soup.

The homemade pesto recipe is super simple:

  • Basil (Thai basil is also fine to use)
  • Pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves

Blend ingredients in a food processor or blender. It is so good! The best pesto I’ve ever eaten!

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I wanted to try Muenster cheese. It reminds me of Swiss. It was very yummy!

Southeast Asian soups are ono to the MAX!

Oh, how I love Southeast Asian food, especially [spicy] soup. Tonight at Panya, I tried their Thai basil spicy noodle soup with chicken. It was so delicious! I absolutely enjoyed it; I wiped the bowl clean! I really enjoy the different noodle soups at Panya. I’ve tried their chicken noodle soup- not your typical chicken noodle soup you eat from the can. I’ve also tried their laksa, a Chinese and Malay soup, made with coconut milk.

Panya doesn’t only have delicious soups. They have a variety of different entrées on the menu, such as sandwiches, ramen, pad thai, spaghetti, oxtail stew, etc. They are known for their pastries and other desserts. Their Japanese cheesecake is bomb! It’s so light and fluffy. Very different from a NY cheesecake, as it’s not rich and creamy.

Visit Panya at Hokua
1288 Ala Moana Blvd.; Honolulu, 96814
808-946-6388
http://panyabakery.com/

Happy weekend!

FS x