We enjoyed a really good turkey noodle soup tonight, courtesy of the old turkey carcass for stock and a freshly purchased turkey breast for meat. Also, gotta use real frozen egg noodles, which are nice and thick and chewy.
I have recently discovered a way to give added richness and, if Dr. Weil is to be believed, immune-boosting/inflammation-reducing properties to my chicken and turkey soups:
Just be careful handling it, as my experience with Indian cooking has confirmed the spice’s incredible staining potential. I think about a teaspoon for a soup with 6 cups of stock is about right — saute it in oil with the aromatic veggies for a minute or two to enhance the flavor and to release whatever medicinal benefits it may have.
If you’re into turmeric, here’s a weird yet oddly tasty thing to try
Saute some turmeric and walnuts in butter or oil, and when cool serve over plain yogurt with honey. I think I read this in a Buddhist cookbook years ago, or maybe in a Dr. Weil source, but in any case it’s supposed to be good for you.