Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

I had both my RNY Gastric Bypass and post weight loss reconstructive plastic surgery in Mexico. I celebrate that beautiful country and it's people on their Independence Day and I personally thank them for being apart of my weight loss surgery journey. ҉ ¡Viva Mexico! ҉

What an awesome year it has been for tomatoes. From my 10 plants I've had tons of tomatoes all summer long. Last night I picked several large ones that became this super comforting soup like something you would be served at la casa de la Abuela, your Grandmother's house. You can adjust the heat level by adding or subtracting the amount of jalapeno. I found 1/2 deseeded was just right.

Shelly's Mexican Chicken Soup

6 Large Tomatoes, charred, seeded
1/2 White Onion, charred
1/2 Jalapeno, charred, seeded
1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 cup Cooked Chicken (I used chopped Rotisserie)
1 cup Chicken Broth
Optional toppings: Avocado, Shelly's Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Shredded Cheese (I used Cotija)

Over a BBQ grill or gas stove char tomatoes, onions, a jalapeno till blistered and charred. Place in blender (or food processor) with garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and olive oil. Blend till smooth.

Pour into sauce pan. Add broth and chicken and simmer with the lid partially on for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with optional toppings.

More Eggface Mexican Favorites:

Shelly's Mexican Mini Meatloaf
Shelly's Flan
Shelly's Mexican Bites
Shelly's BBQ'd Elote Corn
Shelly's Mexican Beef & Bean Bake
Shelly's Mexican Chicken & Bean Bake
Shelly's Crock Pot Carnitas
Shelly's Tortilla-less Enchilada Casserole
Shelly's Burrito Peppers
Shelly's Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Shelly's Chicken Taco Bake
Shelly's Chili Cheese Soup
Shelly's Crock Pot Carne Asada & Soup
Shelly's Mexican Chocolate Pudding
Shelly's National Kahlua Day Protein Shake
Shelly's Mexican Chocolate Protein Ice Cream


Fredda said...

Did you stay up til midnight for "el grito" LOL. The hubby and I did! We had "mole" to celebrate. I am so glad that you incorporate a large variety of meals on your site! I have been wanting a stew/soup recently and this fits the bill! Thanks for all that you do Shelly!

P.S. I hope that your Mum is feeling better from her fall.

salathia said...

oooh, yum, sister! might make this on saturday! with black or kidney beans ... ooooooh

Joyce said...

I was just in Mexicali yesterday, visiting my wonderful Dr. Campos. I love Mexico and it's people!

Thanks for this great recipe; it's on my list for "must make"!!

Karen Shady said...

Hi Shelly.. I have been stalking (LOL) yourwonderful blog for quite some time.I had RNY on 25th May this year, and have lost 72 pounds so far ( 44 to go). You are an inspiration to me... Thankyou for your blog...

One question, are your recipes suitable for the "loosing weight" phase, or mainly the 'maintainance" phase? They seem to good to be able to loose weight fast :)....

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you Fredda. Today is definitely better than yesterday :)

Salathia, Yum beans would be great in it!

Joyce, Yay for MEXICO!

Karen, Thank you... I have eating the same since 8 weeks out... archives on the left hand side of the blog, drop down screen. My portions are just slightly bigger now (from 1 year on) up to 1 cup (depending on density)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipes, I love mexican and happy to know I can have it post op.

Just wanted to let you know, we posted your site at our Support Group this past Wednesday and I hope you have alot of visitors from it.

Thank so much for the inspriation!

St Lukes Bariatric patient
Behtlehem, PA

Kristine said...

Just in time! I have lots of tomatoes this week from my garden and mmm mmm this looks good.

PS Thanks a lot for the pumpkin posting, yesterday I had to haunt Cost Plus until I found SF Toriani pumpkin pie and this morning I had a wonderful pumpkin spice coffee. So good!

Karen Shady said...

OH YAY !!!! that is fabulous news Shelly. Im so tired of cottage cheese and steamed fish... I will be an even more regular visitor now.... Thanks again for making my day :)