My dinner tonight and sulfite free organic wine! (1/27/09 pm)

28 01 2009

As stated this morning, I made my awesome chicken vegetable soup for dinner tonight! It turned out great.  Before I made dinner, Tim and I went to Trader Joes to get some wine that I have wanted to try for a while.  I really like wine, but when I drink it, I always get really bad headaches.  Someone that I work with at TJ’s suggested that I try some sulfite free organic wine to help with the headaches.  The sulfites are a food preservative and have been known to cause headaches on some rare cases, and considering that I am sensitive to almost everything, I thought I would give it a try.  Well, even if I do get a headache from this wine it was well worth it because this stuff is amazing!  There is such a difference in the taste in wine that does not contain sulfites.  It has a suttle oak and woodsy taste with a hint of vanilla, it’s just wonderful.  I really like it, and being that I am not a “wine person”, it’s pretty hard to find a wine that I am in love with.  Just in case you are interested in trying it out, here is the website for the guys that make it  The wine makers are just two guys out of a small town in California, and the name of the winery is Orleans Hill Winery.  

Okay, enough with the wine stuff..let’s get on with dinner.
Dinner was my usual chicken and veggie soup, but this one was different and I think it’s going to taste amazing.  Contents are: organic chicken stock, chicken breast cut up into small pieces, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, cubed sweet potato, broccoli, roasted corn and 21 spice seasoning (all of this is from Trader Joe’s of course).  This pot lasts me all week, and every night when I dish it up, I add some cayanne and black pepper to give it a little more heat, it’s soooo good, and is so comforting this time of year.
Check out the pics…

Getting everyting together…

Cutting up the veggies…

I sautee the garlic, onions, carrots, celery and sweet potatoes (which haven’t been added yet) for about 10-15 minutes before I add the chicken and stock…

Stiring up the pot and getting ready to let it simmer for about 60 minutes…

Here is the finished product! I ate it with a few crackers, and it was amazing! The roasted corn really gave the soup a smokey flavor and everything all fell into place like it should have. Sooooo good as usual! What a great night this has been!

Oh, and here is Tim’s dinner….gourmet pizza right out of the box and into the oven! 🙂




One response

29 01 2009
The Running Yogini

Mmmm That soup looks amazing!!! I’m such a terrible soup maker- except for butternut squash soup! That wine sounds yummy too!

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