I made this old family recipe last night to ease the pain of the “Artic Blast”! Ok, so I live in South Florida, but the 40′s are low for us and I can’t even imagine what the rest of the country is feeling with all this super cold weather!!! I decided to take this opportunity to share a recipe that has been in my family forever!!! My mom used to make it for us on cold winter days in it was so wonderful! It’s yummy healthy (if made the right way) and warms you up from the inside out! I am a meat eater so I use the traditional spare ribs, but get organic if possible. You can also use any type of ribs or a whole chicken or bone in chicken breast if you prefer. It’s traditionally meant to be poured over cooked noodles however, I ate it for dinner last night BodyInstinct Style and poured it over green beans instead to avoid the energy foods late in the day that just love to turn to fat on our bodies. However, when I had it for lunch today I poured it over half green beans and some whole grain noodles. Yes, I know it’s supposed to be BodyInstinct cleanse week but I chose to do the cleanse +1 version. Which means you do the BodyInstinct cleanse about 95%, adding just one thing in that day that’s not on the cleanse. Remember, you don’t have to do the BodyInstinct cleanse 100% to see great results!! And don’t beat yourself up for straying a little here and there. If you are doing the cleanse +1 or even +2, you are still eating better than 99% of the population! You can find the BodyInstinct cleanse on page 130 of the BodyInstinct book. Here ya go my freezin’ friends!!
In a big pot add the following:
1 large can (14.5oz) of chopped or diced tomatoes
2 quarts of water
2-3 lbs of spareribs or ribs of any kind with bones or 1 whole chicken or 4 bone in chicken breasts
1 small onion finely chopped
3 tablespoons of minced onion
1-3 teaspoons of salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer and cook with NO lid for 2 to 3 hours or until the meat falls easily off the bone. Take out the meat and bones and let cool a little on the side while you do the following:
add 1 large can of tomato sauce to soup (14.5 oz) and stir. Remove 1 cup of broth from pot and set aside in a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Fage 2% yogurt to the small bowl and mix thoroughly until smooth. Add back to the soup and stir.
Meat should be cool enough to remove all the meat from the bones. Put the meat back in the pot, stir and you are done!!
Traditionally meant to be served over noodles and if you are having it for lunch than go ahead and pour it over whole grain noodles. However, if you are having it for dinner, to avoid energy foods late in the day (which love to turn into fat) have it by itself or pour over some type of cooked, frozen or canned veggie. So yummy!!!