I've been meaning to post some of my regular recipes on here for a while, but I'm not the best food photographer, so I always shy away from it when planning blog posts. I finally had a push to post a recipe, though, thanks to a friend of mine who has started making hot sauce.
My friend Dane asked me a couple of days ago to post a review of his FYM Hot Sauce on my blog to help with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Well, as you can see from his Kickstarter page, he doesn't really need much help from me, but I'd still love to promote his hot sauce.
He started a couple of years ago with an extra batch of peppers he grew in his garden. He brought in a bottle of his homemade hot sauce to my office, and it quickly became my go-to condiment to make bland office snacks very tasty. Since then, his business has grown quite a bit, and he now has a commercial setup for producing his sauce, but I still love it to make my office lunches more exciting. My favorite food to add it to is my chicken soup with stars, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you so you can try the combo yourself.
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cubed
10 cups chicken broth
1 cup stelline pasta
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, cut into coins
1 cup frozen peas
Salt, pepper, and spices (I usually use a blend of tarragon, rosemary, savory, thyme, sage, and lavender, which is my homemade "herbes de Provence" blend)
1. Saute the diced onion in olive oil until translucent.
2. Add the chicken broth and any salt, pepper, or spices to taste. Bring to a boil.
3. Add the cubed chicken and boil for five minutes.
4. Add the pasta and boil for seven minutes.
5. Add the carrots, celery, and peas and boil for five more minutes.
6. Remove from heat and enjoy!
This is one of my favorite simple but filling lunches to make when both Tony and I work from home. It cooks up quickly, and I can even keep working while it boils, making it a low maintenance recipe. Add a dash of hot sauce to your leftovers the next day at the office, and you have a great lunch!