UPDATE: From-Scratch Chicken Soup, Favourite Summer Trend, & The Lord’s Revelation

Hey guys!

As you may have noticed, I took a Spirit-led leave of absence from the blog and am excited to be sitting down to write now. You will discover that the site is different, and, I hope, easier to navigate, though there are still some categories I’m cleaning up.

If you are new to the blog, here it is in a nutshell: because of the Lord Jesus Christ, I am free from years of an eating disorder, and He has laid on my heart a passion for helping to uproot lies the devil would have us believe in this world, particularly to do with food. I know how tricky he can be, and how good he is at disguising himself as the angel, but I now not only know, but because of His Truth and work, live in the fact that my life is His and He is my joy. 

I am passionate about cooking God-created foods that not only fuel, but have one discovering taste buds within their palette they didn’t know existed. Thus, you’ll find some yummy recipes here too.

Today, I’m sharing my recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup.

The secret here is to make the stock from scratch, too, for out of this world flavour.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

1 lb chicken, cut up from whole chicken 

1 rib celery

1/4 onion, chopped

1 carrot, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp bay leaves

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp Rosemary

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

6 cups water

200g thick noodles

Method

1. Place all ingredients, except noodles, in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least one hour, skimming as necessary. 

2. Cook noodles according to package; drain. Add noodles to soup. Allow to simmer on very low heat for at least an hour. Spoon into bowls to serve, sprinkled with cheese if desired.

In addition to sharing this recipe, I’m excited to share my favourite posh summer style trend: off-shoulder pencil dresses. I am wearing a black floral Le Chateau one to my boyfriend’s brother’s wedding, with a metallic pink nail and curls, and sombred hair. I’ll have an ensemble photo of that outfit to share next week!

And finally, as a closing update, I am sharing something the Lord has been doing to my heart, and that is an increased awareness of the fact that, while He will never depend on me to work and be who He is– that thought is laughable considering His power– for His Son to be revealed and working in my life, I have to be actively repenting, conversing, and seeking Him out. Listening and responding to conviction. When I pray that He leads me to sermon podcasts and the Word rather than procrastination or Netflix, He does– and I never regret it. I am not whatsoever saying Netflix is wrong– just that I am always happier and more joyful about 10 seconds in to a sermon than I am an hour into Netflix. I know HE fulfills my soul, teaches my heart, and tenderly loves me– and requires “true acknowledgement, and not just burnt offerings” (Hosea 2:6).

Sending love and prayers, and be sure to look out for coming regular blog posts. 

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