Tag: leftovers

Easy peasy chicken noodle soup

Easy peasy chicken noodle soup

I love soup season. This easy peasy chicken noodle soup is packed with vegetables, chicken, barley and noodles. With the days getting cooler and the busy holiday season ahead of us, you can bet this easy peasy chicken noodle soup will be on repeat in Read more

5 tips to reduce your food waste

5 tips to reduce your food waste

I was driving to work last week, listening to the news.  A recent study reported that the average Canadian household waste $ 1100/ year (30 percent) of their food. Research suggests Canada is one of the worst countries when it comes to food waste. Climate is Read more

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

Homemade Turkey Noodle Soup

I always look forward to turkey leftovers after the holidays. I love making a big batch of homemade turkey noodle soup. Luckily, Mr. D and the girls love turkey noodle soup as much as I do because we eat it for days on end. To me there is nothing more comforting than a fresh bowl of homemade turkey soup.

I fondly remember my mom making homemade turkey noodle soup after the holidays. To be honest, the long process of making homemade turkey noodle soup used to always intimidate me. But it’s worth the effort, plus you have leftovers for days. You can easily substitute a roasted chicken for the turkey. I recommend using the reserved liquid from cooking the carcass for extra flavour but you can also use low sodium chicken stock.  I like to add a lot of extra vegetables to my soup. I also added barley to make it heartier, you could also add wild rice. To finish I add a ton of fresh thyme and cracked pepper.

 

Turkey Noodle Soup
Author: Zest Nutrition
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Ingredients
  • Turkey carcess
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 10 carrots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 onion sliced in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups of homemade stock, or low sodium chicken broth.
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of barley
  • 6 stems of fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful of egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with water and turkey carcass. Allow it to boil and then simmer over low to medium heat until the meat falls off the bones, about 2-3 hours.
  2. Remove the carcass and remove the meat. Strain and reserve the liquid for later use.
  3. In a large pot. Add oil and cook celery and carrots until soften. About 3 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook for a about a minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  5. Add bay leafs and half onion to pot.
  6. Add reserved stock to pot and allow to boil and turn down to a simmer.
  7. Add barley and water to pot and simmer for 45 minutes.
  8. Add thyme leave.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.

 

What’s your favorite way to use  turkey leftovers?

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