Well I have been getting some great recipes from other peoples blogs... so here is my contribution:
Mexican Tortilla Soup with Roasted Chicken
2 TBS olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper
4 cups chicken broth (organic, low-sodium is better for you!)
1/2 small roasted chicken, pull and shred the meat
one can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (don't chince on another brand!)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
6 small corn tortilla, cut in half, then into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 ripe avocado, cubed
1/4 cup shredded low-fat Monterrey Jack cheese
In a large stockpot over medium-low, heat 1 TBS olive oil. Add the onions and saute until soft- about 10 min. Add the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, and saute the mixture another minute.
Add the chicken broth, turn to high and bring to a simmer. Add shredded chicken, tomatoes, lime juice, and cilantro. Season w/ salt and freshly ground pep. Remove from heat and cover.
In a small skillet over medium, heat other 1 tbs olive oil. Add the tortilla strips and brown, flipping occassionally about 5 min. Sprinkle with salt.
To serve- top with cubed avocado, shredded chesse, and a handful of tortilla strips. The fire roasted tomatoes, lime and the toppings make this memorable.