The Digest Diet, although it contained recipes, was mostly about the diet plan. The Digest Diet Cookbook reverses that: it has a less-detailed version of the diet and more recipes.
While some of the recipes are not for my family--Tofu Lasagna might be grounds for divorce (just kidding)--most of them look quite appetizing. That picture on the cover is of Eggplant "Meatballs" with Pasta, and we would definitely try that.
The recipe I'd like to share with you today is for Spicy Garlic-Tomato Soup with Chicken, which is for Phase 1, "Fast Release."
Spicy Garlic-Tomato Soup with Chicken
Makes 10 cups. Leftovers freeze well.
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
16 cloves garlic, peeled but whole
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, cut into small squares
2 green bell peppers, cut into small squares
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup minced cilantro, plus extra for garnish
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about two limes)
1 tablespoon minced pickled jalapeno
- In a large saucepan, combine the broth and garlic and bring to a boil. Add the chicken, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the chicken is just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
- With a slotted spoon, transfer the garlic to a food processor or blender along with 1/3 cup of the broth, and puree until smooth.
- Return the garlic puree to the saucepan along with the tomatoes, bell peppers, cumin, salt, and cayenne. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the peppers are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, when the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite-size pieces.
- Return the chicken to the pan along with the 1/2 cup cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno, and cook just until heated through, about 1 minute. Serve garnished with more cilantro.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own.