Low Histamine Black Chi Bean Chicken Soup
1/2 cup black beans dried
1/2 cup chickpeas dried
Rinse your beans in cold water, pick out all the shrivelled beans. Soak your beans in 4 cups of cold salted water for 1 hour.
After your beans have soaked drain the soaked water, adding new fresh water to your beans for cooking. Put beans and 4 cups of fresh water into a medium pot. Bring beans to a boil, shut the stove top off and leave them in the hot water for an hour.
Next comes the soup base.
4 cups of water
1 large zucchini (or two smaller ones) cut into rings
2 sticks from a celery stock chopped
1/3 red onion
garlic (optional 4 cloves)
2 teaspoon dried organic basil
2 teaspoon dried organic oregano
1 bay leaf
pinch of salt
Once the beans have finished drain the water off them and add them to the soup stock.
Mince onion and garlic. Chop zucchini, and celery (depending on the size you like your veggies and spices. Keeping in mind larger pieces of vegetables will take longer to cook) Add all ingredients to a large pot, add water, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, turn down and let simmer until vegetables are tender.
I use local chicken that is steroid and antibiotic free.
2 chicken breast cut into cubes
1 tablespoon oil (I use extra virgin olive oil as it’s the only oil I do not react to)
Cook chicken in a frying pan on medium heat until fully cooked. Depending on your oven this can take 15-30 minutes on the stove top. Keep the vegetables simmering until the meat is done.
Once the chicken is fully cooked strain off the fat and add the meat into the soup.
I do not salt my meat or my soup until tasted. I am on a high salt diet so the amount of salt I use is rather high I leave room for others to enjoy my cookin by not salting the meals I make. I only use salt from the health food store as I don’t reat to it. Table salt bothers me a lot, as I am sure it does for others.
Once the chicken is cooked add it to the simmering vegetables. Simmer on low for 5-10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy. Put left overs in the freezer as soon as possible to stop the rise of histamine.
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