Pretty much everyone knows that CHICKEN SOUP is good for the soul. Pamperers of the great furry ones will love this simple preparation and the HUGE love you’ll get from making a PET-FRIENDLY version. We selected a boneless, skinless chicken breast from Becker Farms, and couldn’t resist also picking up a couple of farm-fresh basted bones for fun, but also food dental health. A small bunch of carrots and a sweet potato adds healthy goodness and flavor and can be found at a number of our market’s produce vendors.
Before preparing the soup, wrap a sweet potato in foil and oven bake at 400 degrees for about 1-1/2 hrs. A half-hour in, place the chicken breast in a medium pot and add 4 cups of a low sodium chicken broth or stock and the carrots whole (minus the pretty green leaf stalks). Set on medium heat to simmer. Once the potato is cooked, but still slightly firm, remove from the oven, open the foil and allow to cool. About 45 minutes is all that’s needed to cook the chicken through and through. Remove chicken and carrots and set aside to cool. Add a boil-in-bag pouch of white rice to the hot stock. Once the breast, carrot and sweet potato have cooled to a comfortable to handle temperature, they can be diced. Remove the skin of the potato and also dice.
Remove the rice packet and empty it into the broth and add in the meat, vegetable, and carrots. There you have it! Serve it up, cooled down to safe eating temperature, or chilled. Dogs and cats alike love it either way, and it’ll provide a few day’s dinners for your best friends. For their dessert, stop by Pet Lovers Organic Bakery. You’ll find healthy snacks that please even the most spoiled cat or dog.
Don’t forget to treat yourself! Norma Jeans Pastries makes incredible macaroons – artistically beautiful and some with unique flourishes such as hand-painted designs or edible seed pearls. You’ll find delicious choices that include vegan and gluten-free. Today we selected Coffee Cake, Oreo, Vanilla Bean (gluten-free), Brownie, and Blue Raspberry (both vegan and gluten-free