Thursday, 28 March 2013

So much good

This week I have worked super hard to concentrate on the good.

Things that nurture.

I have been focusing on :






Those things are super important to me.

I have taken out the complicated this week and focused on the simple.

The things that really matter to me.

I ran and ran and felt as if I could just keep going.

It was the best feeling I have had in a long time.

My midget legs are good to me.

There is so much good.

I had a sick 12yo at home with me this week.
End of term-itis. Pure exhaustipation. He needed a restorative broth.
This broth takes about 15 minutes.
It is easy & super nutritious - great for a quick lunch.
You could also use chicken frames instead and freeze it as a stock for your thai curries.
And add what ever vegies you like.

This was just kept simple for my poorly little lad.
It would make a great starter for a Thai meal too. 
Cleansing, fragrant & fresh!
Cooks Note: Did you know you can freeze Kaffir Lime leaves in a zip lock bag and just take them out of the freezer, cut and use? great tip huh!

This recipe makes enough for 4 large serves

  • 3 chicken thighs or 1 breast ( or chicken frames if just making stock)
  • 1 1/2 litres of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves 
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 clove garlic
In a large pan add all ingredients (except chicken) and bring to boil.

Slice chicken finely.

Once liquid boiling add chicken and cook for 10-15 minutes (if adding other veg add about 5-6 minutes before serving.

Adjust seasoning if necessary & serve.

Love this ~


  1. Oh, end of term-itis - it's a killer ain't it? We're not there yet, but so close I can almost smell it.

  2. How about using the chicken carcasses to make the stock and THEN poach the assorted chicken-ish bits to make the soup? (Also, a tiny -- and I mean TINY -- dash of coconut milk could do wonders as a variation on this theme, as might, possibly, the merest suspicion of chile - chilli? - heat.)


  3. P.S. That's me, Joke.

  4. yes you can ( and I do) do all of those things!
    the idea of this was just to be a restorative (and super quick & easy) broth for my sick child- but with the notes above to let people know that it can be the basis for so much more.
    also- those readers that come here lots know that I am a total chilli fiend!
    you may like my chilli oil recipe ;)

  5. The oil is a brilliant suggestion, as it allows people of divergent levels of delicacy (small children, the infirm, my in-laws) the means to adjust to their liking. Much better than my thought of steeping a Thai Bird Pepper, which may not be unsteeped if one has a fragile palate.

  6. I misread fortification as fornication - was going to say more power to you! :-)


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