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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Soup Sunday- German Potato Soup


German Potato Soup

6 medium red potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 cups chicken stock
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
5 slices bacon
1/2 yellow onion chopped
2 tablespoons flour
2/3 cups Greek yogurt
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Put chicken stock and potatoes in dutch oven. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.  Once cooked turn off heat and mash potatoes to break up.
In another stock pot, cook the bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of grease. Place pan on high and cook the onions until tender. Add the flour. Add this mixture to the potato stock mixture. Be sure to scape all the bacon bits from the frying pan.  Put on low heat and simmer for 5 minutes  Add the yogurt, bacon and parsley.
Serves 6

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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 160 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
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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