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Welcoming Fall

8 Sep

I apologize that it has been a few days since my last post. The last two days have been filled with hot tea and chicken soup! I have felt a little under the weather. I have a big photo shoot tomorrow and a full week of school ahead. So I took some down time to watch old Audrey Hepburn movies and sip on some hot tea. Which worked out perfectly because Phoenix has had it’s first glimpse of fall with some nice rain. I’m so thankful because quit frankly I am sick of this heat!

Speaking of fall I have to say this is by far my favorite season! The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte is back! So yummy!!! I can ride my bike to school without wanting to die of heat exhaustion. Snuggle up with good book and a blanket as the rain drizzles down outside my window and my dog lies comfortably snoring beneath my feet.

(Night one of being sick. Cosmo, candles, and hot tea)

I love to cook in Fall. I love to cook year round but especially Winter and Fall. I love the stews, soups, and baked chicken recipes. In fact as ironic as it is getting sick only excited me more for the Fall months. As I debated what sounded appetizing all I really wanted was chicken soup. Maybe it is reminiscing my childhood sick days, but chicken soup is still comforting. I got passed my front door and stood there looking out into the rain. Wait…. I think I have what I need to make chicken soup…. I turned back around and rummaged through my pantry and refrigerator.

I had a cooked chicken from a previous meal, a bag of spinach, someĀ  jasmine rice from the night before, cilantro (Which is used in Mexico mainly because it helps kill bacteria), lime, and other veggies.

1. I boiled the water and added chicken bouillon, then the veggies.
2. I added the pre-cooked chicken and rice. I threw in some noodles also.
3. I added a dash of lime, cilantro, garlic salt, and (my mothers secret) a dash of cinnamon.
4. I graded cheese, and chopped an avocado to top it off.

I love when you use the ingredients in your fridge to make a spontaneous meal! Not to mention it turned out delicious! Just what the doctor ordered! I felt surprisingly better after chicken soup, a little bit of Audrey, and some hot tea with spoon fulls of Honey (which has helped me sooth my throat)! I’m not big on taking medicine. I avoid it if possible and give my body a chance to do it’s magic.

As horrible as getting sick is it is often a reminder to slow down and take care of our health. Amongst healthy eating we also need to remember to rest.