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The Pure Joy of a Well-Stocked Paleo Pantry

Saturday, January 21, 2012

This morning, I was able to contribute a really nice trail mix to this morning's MovNat meetup group, because I HAVE a ton of almonds and other nuts, and some dried fruits for occasional snacking in favor of candy, and the very fine coconut flakes. People gobbled it up, but plenty to bring home.

Right now, I am savoring some Egg Drop Soup ( paleodietlifestyle.com/e
gg-drop-soup/
) that I whipped up in just mere MINUTES with what I had stocked in my life.



From the organic 6 lb chicken that I made in a crockpot last month as one of my first paleo meals (spice-rubbed chicken from Everyday Paleo) was then used to make a stock that I put up in containers in the freezer. Definitely, definitely, if you do that recipe, do yourself a favor and take the whole content and turn it around into a stock to freeze:

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Today, fighting a cold, I wished I had a broth READY. I'm making more beef bone broth. I googled for more recipe ideas and simply tripped over the egg drop soup recipe. My goodness! I had everything! Silly me--I'd forgotten about my awesome chicken stock!
- The stock--which is so tasty and rich--it really is a broth. Chicken broth, no less.
- A BUNCH of green onions that I need to get used....
- the spices
- eggs coming out of my freaking ears...

That recipe is so quick, when you simply have the things you have from paleo cooking: spices, broths from chickens and cattle bones, fresh onions, usually.

What a great way to use up the last part of a bunch of green onions. I will always keep this in mind.

I love being able to just EAT what I have, and feel nourished and full of joy. Cannot wait to show Savannah the egg drop soup. I'm going to have her make it and watch her face when the beaten eggs hit the boiling broth...
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  • KAPELAKIN
    The egg drop soup is a great idea! Just spent all day simmering a huge batch of turkey stock, and my hens have started to lay again for spring, so this is a no brainer. Thanks!
    2971 days ago
  • PIPPAGREY
    Cool! I'll have to try that recipe. I have almost always made soup from the leftover roast chickens anyway. It always seemed to be a shame to throw away perfectly good stuff you just couldn't easily pry off the carcass. Now I need to paleo-/primalize my mustard soup recipe.

    Can anyone explain to me how/why commerical chicken broth and soups are yellow? Do they simply add some coloring like annato? Because when you are used to the commericial stuff, the real soups look a little ... odd.


    2992 days ago
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  • CHUBRUB3
    Sounds very delicious! I can't wait to try it.
    Hugs,
    Angela

    2993 days ago
  • IREMEMBERME
    Great post! I have a very creeper freezer full of chicken carcasses! Something about making and using stocks and bone broths that just make me feel like a "nourisher" to my family. Silly, but it feels good :-)
    2993 days ago
  • BRENDARK
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE egg drop soup! I cannot wait to try that recipe...and yep, sure made some chicken stock/broth the last time I made that whole chicken...nom nom. Anyway. Super encouraged by your blog. I've been slacking since the hubby's been back (as I sip my hot chocolate :P).... but. Anyway. Life goes on. :D
    2993 days ago
  • SAVANNAHZMOMMA1
    I bet you are totally ready to cook when the power's out! How do you do it? What do you use? Are you in front of a Yurt in your profile picture?
    2993 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8937156
    I love having a well-stocked pantry! Mine used to be more extensive, but since we're dividing our time between home and shop, I've scaled back. I still stock lots of meat and always try to have leftovers frozen so I can quickly reheat something when we come home late.

    Although I'm not actually snowed in at the moment, we had weather that made it a possibility along with power outages. I never had to worry about getting to the store at least. :)
    2993 days ago
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