Lime Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup when I went to the grocery store started as a thai chicken noodle soup. However,  the store required me to change my game plan since they were out of a few key ingredients like cilantro.  I stopped looked at what was in my basket already and ran with it!

Seriously, who knew lime would be so tasty in soup. I am definitely considering more opportunities to use it or other citrus in soups. What could be more great when you’re sick, vitamin C and chicken broth!

•2 limes
•2 Chicken breasts
•1 onion
•1 yellow bell pepper (can be any color pepper)
•1 lb orzo
•1 pack of Mushrooms
•4 cups Chicken broth
•2 cups water
•1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
•Avocado (topping)
•Feta cheese (topping)
•Salt and pepper to taste

Chop veggies and chicken breast add to crock pot. Add chicken broth and water. Juice your two limes straight into the pot.  Let cook for an hour on high in the crock pot then add your orzo. Cook for another hour on high. Serve hot with avocado and feta.



Crock Pot Asian Beef with Green beans and Shitake mushrooms

I was craving chinese and decided to experiment on my own instead of ordering delivery! This was the result:

– 2 lbs of cubed Stew Beef
-1lb of fresh Green beans
-1tsp sesame oil
-4 stalks of chopped Green onion
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-Garlic powder
-2 cups beef broth
-1 cup red wine
-1/2 cup soy sauce
-3-4 cloves of garlic
-Shitake mushrooms

Combine all ingredients in the crock pot. Cook on high for 6 hours, stir whenever possible. Serve over rice.