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An Endo-Friendly Recipe from Tiffany Silvera

An Endo-Friendly Recipe from Tiffany Silvera

Tiffany Silvera is an endo patient, nurse, and first-generation Jamaican-Portuguese American who loves cooking. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in December, 2011. Although Tiffany is a nurse by profession, she says her diagnosis has taught her to practice what she preaches. “If I can encourage patients to live a healthy lifestyle, why can't I live one too?” Tiffany says. “Changing my diet was the best thing that happened for me which has improved my symptoms.”   

Tiffany’s go to endo-friendly recipe? The Yummy in my Tummy Plantain and Shredded Chicken Soup. “Plantains are a staple in Caribbean cooking,” Tiffany says. “Not only does it taste amazing, it also provides the following health benefits: fiber, potassium, immune boosting, as well as promotes healthy brain function.” Give it a try! 

Yummy in my Tummy Plantain and Shredded Chicken Soup By Tiffany Silvera 

Ingredients: 

  • 2-3 plantains
  • 1 celery stock
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • Cilantro
  • salt and pepper to your liking
  • 32 oz of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Boneless chicken breast (season to your liking)
  • Olive oil 

 

Directions: 

  • Season chicken breast to your liking and set aside for at least an hour (the longer it sits, the more flavor it will have) 
  • Cut plantain into small pieces 
  • Using a food processor to cut the following into small pieces: onion, garlic, carrot and celery ( if you don’t have a food processor use a knife) 
  • In a large pot add olive oil, turn heat to medium 
  • When oil is ready, add celery, carrot, and onion. Stir around for about an minute or so and then add your garlic
  • Add chicken broth or vegetable broth. Bring to boil
  • Add cut plantain and let it boil for about a 20-35 minutes or until the plantain is soft 
  • Once it is soft and ready, using a measuring cup pour contents into blender along with some cilantro and blend. Continue process until all contents have been blended. ( you will need another large pot or bowl to pour blended mixture in) 
  • Once complete add blended contents to pot and return to stove. If consistency is too thick, add water and season to liking. Set aside 
  • Remove seasoned chicken and add to skillet to cook. Once cooked, let it cool down. Using a fork, begin to shred chicken and it to soup
  • Stir around and simmer on low for 5-10 minutes

 

Time to dig in!