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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Soup Sunday- Chicken Pumpkin Ravoli Soup


I wasn't going to make soup today. I was supposed to have lunch with a friend at local Vietnamese restaurant. But the weather threw a wrench in our plans.  This is what it looked like outside my window this afternoon.


As I am writing this, it is snowing so hard and is so windy I can barely see the park across the street. It started snowing about 7 pm last night and is expected to continue until about 3 am. We've already gotten about 8 inches. So it was perfect weather to stay in and cook. It was perfect soup weather.

I used ingredients I had on hand. So feel free to improvise with what you have in your kitchen. I used pumpkin ravioli because I think it pairs nicely with the chicken broth. Any ravioli will work.

Chicke Ravioli Soup



4 cups chicken stock
1 large carrot sliced
2 stalks salary diced
½ package frozen pumpkin ravioli (about 10)
1 cup peas
2 cups mixed stir fry vegetables (peppers, snow peas, mushrooms)
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper


Add the stock to a 5 quart Dutch oven.  Bring to a boil, add the carrots and celery.  Add the ravioli and cook until the ravioli is done. Add peas, vegetables, marjoram and rosemary.  Bring to a simmer and simmer until the vegetables are heated through.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4

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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
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http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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