I’ve been listening to talk radio host Todd Schnitt since 1996 when I moved to Tampa and he hosted a popular morning drive time show there. His current afternoon show, The Schnitt Show, is nationally syndicated so I was able to continue listening even after I moved to Vermont in 2004. Schnitt’s so funny and entertaining. He’s also a foodie who can be counted on to document his adventures in tracking down the best pizza…here and abroad. My kind of guy.
This past August, Schnitt developed kidney stones and chronicled his struggle on the air. I’ve been following his show for so long it felt like listening to a friend. I had some insider insight on the topic, too, since my husband is a urologist.
Then, early this fall, my aforementioned husband attended a medical meeting. He usually brings me back a canvas bag or other novelty with the meeting’s logo on it. But this time he brought back a cookbook.
Seriously, it’s crazy that I listened to kidney stone stories throughout August and then this book drops into my lap shortly after. And the recipes are really good! Described as “an educational recipe book designed to help prevent kidney stones with nutrition and diet”, it contains easy to make soups, salads, sides and mains. You can download the cookbook here.
Today’s Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup is a no frills, classic version that gets a flavor pop from some chopped dill. It’s what the doctor orders for a warming, delicious meal.
Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp fresh dill
8 ounces egg noodles, cooked 1 minute less than package directions
1. In a stockpot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and sauté until softened. Add carrots, celery and pepper and cook another 4 minutes.
2. Add the chicken broth and chicken. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce heat, add dill and simmer for about 20 minutes
3. Stir in the noodles and serve.
Recipe from Urology Care Foundation
Stir that soup. Turn up the stereo. Dig that hook that cooks.
“I don’t drink alone (I never drink alone)
I got a big fine mamma at home (I can’t get enough)
She calls me chicken bone…”