Chickpea and Chicken Soup


Happy Foodie Friday!!!! Let’s see, this week I tried my hand at a soup. I LOVE soup….or maybe it’s better to say I have a healthy obsession with soup. 

This recipe I found while scouring the web for quick delicious meals that don’t require a ton of free time besides throwing everything in a pot. The Chickpea and Chicken Soup solved that problem.

This dish has a good amount of developed slightly spicy flavor from the chunky whole tomatoes, cayenne, and paprika. Because the chicken legs are cooked in the broth prior to shredding the meat, you get another added layer of depth to help build on.

My favorite thing about this dish is the finishing touches of the earthy parsley and zing of lemon juice at the end. Hubby and I added more parsley than the recipe called for, but hey, to each their own. Our soup was light, yet curiously filling and a great end to a busy week.

Give it a whirl sometime, see what ya think! Til next time, happy eating!!!

Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Asparagus Salad


Happy Foodie Friday!!! This week I’m featuring a copy cat rendition of a salad I had that was sooooo good I actually recreated it at home. Hubby doesn’t always get excited about salad, but this one, he has actually requested after trying it the first time.

This is a BJ’s Brewhouse recreation of their Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Asparagus Salad with Chicken (I added the chicken 😊). It’s a very simple and yet filling dish. Take crisp spring mix greens and load in the roasted veggies. I love the earthiness of Portobellos, plus they are meaty so it helps the salad fill one up. 

It’s topped with goat cheese for a nice gamey tang and cranberries that give the slight tart contrast that marries well with this dish. I chose to grill up some balsamic glazed chicken thighs and doubled the balsamic as the dressing. The chicken is optional of course, but us carnivores love our meat every once in a while. And then the final touch is a sprinkle of roasted pumpkin seeds. Strangely enough, the seeds taste a lot like sunflower seeds so either do the job I’m sure.

Well there you have it! A copy cat version of a salad so great, I actually brought it into the house lol!!!

Til next time, merry eats!!