Have I mentioned that when I am stressed out, I eat a lot of garlic.
A LOT. Like roast it up and stand over the stove so the smell seeps into your hair.
Also, I had a rotisserie chicken carcass leftover from my lazy meals last week, so, you know, broth..
This is all Marcella and Alexandra.
I just added more garlic,
and I had different beans,
and different herbs..
Makes 2 big helpings.
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves, diced
- 3 cups beans (soaked and cooked is great, but canned and drained is fine too)
- maybe some leftover shredded rotisserie chicken, like if you picked it from the carcass
- 2 cups chicken stock (or water)
- cheese cheese cheese, Parmesan, grated
- salt and pepper
- optional bread garnish
In a nice pot, heat up the olive oil on medium and add the garlic. Cook and stir until it starts to brown just a little. Don’t leave the pot. It will burn on you so fast.
Add the beans and chicken and cook for another minute or two. Add in the stock. I added more stock than Marcela because I wanted a little heft (I have been doing a lot of swimming). Make sure you season it to your liking, and turn the heat way down so you simmer for 10 minutes or so.
Eat it with cheese.
And a chunk of bread.
And if you need help soaking and cooking beans, see Alexandra’s link. Just be sure to save that bean cooking liquid. I use it to cook quinoa and couscous and rice and make more soups..
And relax. It’s just four long years of being stressed out..