I just discovered a great way to cool the chicken broth I make from scratch every few weeks! Just toss a few pieces of Trader Joe’s (frozen) Chicken Breast Tenderloins into each jar of hot broth! This will quickly cool the broth down so you can put the jars into the freezer. But, REMEMBER, the chicken is still raw, and the raw chicken has contaminated the cooked broth — so be sure to cook the chicken and the broth fully before eating!
Sometimes, like today, when nobody but me seems interested in my latest blog post, I wonder why I bother to blog. But, of course, I know why I blog. I love the field of food/nutrition, and if I weren’t blogging I would be missing the joy of delving deeply into new research, creating recipes, crafting a post, taking photos — and finally pushing “publish” on WordPress.
Another reason I blog is so that I can keep track of my recipes in case I want to make them again or share them with someone who asks for the recipe — or with my daughter when she’s finally interested in food/nutrition!
Before I started to blog, I kept my recipes in binders, and when that became too cumbersome, in folders. I find that a blog is is a more practical way to store recipes because the search feature at least gives me a chance to find my recipes. Note to self: The search only works if you use tags and categories — and remember them too!
Blogging also allows me to feel connected to readers from around the world — some of them old friends, family I know well, family I have yet to meet, and people I have never met who live just about anywhere on earth. Seeing the flags of all the countries my readers come from makes me feel that maybe my little bog is helping to make this little world of ours more connected and more human.
So I guess I really blog to feel more connected and more human.
I have some exciting news! I’ve started a new blog called My Cup of Soup!
Why soup? It’s my favorite food for lunch and dinner — and even breakfast. There are infinite ways to create a quick bowl of nourishing soup — and on my new blog I’ll share my favorite low-carb and gluten-free recipes.
Also, in the Food Finds section of each post, I’ll introduce you to the special ingredients I use and tell you where you can find them — mostly in Asian markets, farmers markets, organic food stores, specialty grocery stores, and online. There’s an amazing variety of great foods out there — hiding in plain sight!
So far I’ve just published a few recipes on my new blog. More coming soon!
I hope you stop by My Cup of Soup, take a look around and try out the recipes and let me know what you think of them.
And at My Cup of Soup, you can subscribe to get emails to let you know when new soup recipes are posted.
And, of course, you can always email me at Leni@mycupofsoup.
Let’s stay in touch!
~ Leni Reed Nazare