Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mutton Soup

I'm doing Atkins. And I'm doing it with the attitude that this HAS TO BE a permanent way of life. As in: Kill the passions (that would be bread and sweet baked things in my case) and buckle down and "git 'er done".

On a happy note, I'm nine pounds lighter than I was when I started. It was the week before the Nativity fast started. I remember because Fr. A told me that this IS my fast. And on Christmas day, I'll still be fasting. Lord have mercy.

But on that note, I want to share the delicious concoction that I made last night: Mutton Soup

1 lb. farm fresh ground mutton
1 large leek, thinly sliced/chopped
about 3 small stalks of celery
2-3 small garlic cloves
a bit of olive oil to sautee the veggies in
1 can of diced tomatoes
2-3 cups of chicken stock.

Sautee veggies in a bit of olive oil or butter, add mutton, salt and pepper to taste, and let meat brown. Add tomatoes and chicken stock and let simmer on stove for a while.

This was good. It made about six bowls of soup, 3 g carbs per bowl.

And speaking of which...I think I'd better go make some more chicken stock.

If you've never made homemade stock, here's what I do, easy peasy: Chicken bones in crock pot, add a splash of vinegar or lemon juice, about a tablespoon of salt, cover in water. Can also add a couple of carrots, onion for some golden color and extra nutrients.

After a day or so off letting this stuff simmer, and adding more water as necessary, strain off the broth and throw the rest out.

That's all there is to it.


Laura said...

the mutton soup sounds delish! We've gone low carb as well. I just made gingerbread cookies with almond flour...they turned out pretty well!

Alana said...

Alas! No almond flour for me. Allergic to nuts (and drupes, and peanuts). Wah wah wah.

elizabeth said...

good for you! I know it can be hard but it is worth it for you to feel better!!

Laura said...

I have a recipe for pumpkin muffins that is made with coconut flour. I can pass it along if you like. Coconut flour is cheaper than coconut, BONUS!!