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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Soup Sunday-Indian Inspired Chicken Soup

I've been sick ever since I got home from the HNF patient conference.  Nothing major just a cold and body aches.   I thought some chicken soup would be just the thing to make me feel better.

 I did this recipe with a bit of an Indian twist.  Some of the traditional ingredients in Indian cooking, like curry, coconut milk and turmeric also boost the immune system.  Adjust the amount of curry you use, more if you want it spicy, less if you want a less mild flavor.

I was doing my cooking this week with the Wisconsin Badger game on the radio, so I was inspired to use my Badger mug. Go Bucky! I'll be going to the game next week so there may be no recipes next week.

4 cups chicken bone broth
1 can coconut milk
2 boneless skinless chicken thighs
4 ounces sliced white mushrooms
2 large carrots chopped
2 large stalks celery chopped
1/2 cup lentils
3 tablespoons Indian Curry mixture
1 tablespoon turmeric
4 dried red peppers
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced with scissors.

Put chicken broth in a saucepan. Add the chicken thighs. Simmer for 40 minutes. Remove and cool slightly, then shred the chicken.. Put the chicken back into the broth.  Put the mixture on  simmer and add the mushrooms, carrots, celery and coconut milk. Mix well.  Add the curry, turmeric and dried peppers. Cook for 20 minutes. Add the sun dried tomatoes.

Serves 4


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

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 represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

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:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 207 members in 38 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland,Iran and Sweden. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

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.

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