The word “balls” is funny. I love to add it to other words because it’s just so hilarious and because I am so mature. Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer had everyone dying just using that word for over 5 minutes in the Delicious Dish.
I also think it’s funny to use it as an expletive. Drop something and say “BALLS!” Forget something, “BALLS!” Screw up at work, “BALLS!” You know it just feels good to swear. You may know that this was actually tested on MythBusters years ago and they found that folks could withstand pain longer if they spewed “swear words” as opposed to other words. I know this is true because I have given birth twice. There’s a whole bunch of geeky science behind this phenomenon.
However, having a potty mouth isn’t really something I would brag about or put on a resume, “Excellent organizational skills, proficient in Excel and cursing…” but it does have it’s place and can help at the right time. I for one, swear like a sailor, but that is mostly just when I am driving or giving birth. It isn’t always socially acceptable to swear, so as an alternative, it can be fun to use ridiculous words in lieu of swear words to help us through those frustrating and painful moments, or perhaps when we are in the presence of children or in mixed company. For example, to quote the famous Will Ferrell whose character was making an effort to keep it G as a soccer coach in Kicking and Screaming, “Mother of PEARL!” and also in Elf, “Son of a NUTCRACKER!” Instead of saying “Bullshit” sometimes I will say “Baloney Sandwiches!” I love this form of swearing because you still experience some degree of lalochezia, (my new favorite word), but also some comic relief and I can’t think of what could be better than that, except of course this soup I just made.
And I didn’t know what in the Sam Hill to call this soup. I could call it something really douchey like “Asian Inspired Free-Range Chicken Soup” or I could just call it what it is: Amazeballs Soup! or Incrediballs Soup! or, well, you get the picture. It’s some really good shit. I swear!
1 lb ground chicken
¼ cup almond meal
dash of crushed red pepper
sea salt and ground black pepper
16 oz bone broth (chicken or turkey, I used turkey from my Christmas turkey)
¼ cup fish sauce
¾ cup coconut aminos
1 red bell pepper diced
3 medium carrots peeled and then peeled into “noodles” (just keep going with the vegetable peeler)
½ large or one small yellow onion, diced
about 2 large heads of broccoli cut into florets
3 cloves of garlic smashed and minced
1 tablespoon of fresh garlic, peeled and minced
sea salt and ground black pepper
1 heaping tablespoon of grass fed bacon fat or coconut oil
In large dutch oven, melt fat
Add onion and cook on medium for about 2-3 minutes till soft
Add pepper, dash of salt and a few cranks of your pepper mill and cook for about 3 more minutes or till soft and then add in the carrots
Meanwhile in a mixing bowl combine ground chicken, almond meal, egg, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper and roll into balls, then add to the dutch oven. Turn them as they begin to brown.
Once the chicken balls are mostly cooked through, add in the broccoli florets and turn the heat down to medium low, cover for a few minutes to allow the broccoli to steam a little.
Last add the broth, fish sauce, coconut aminos and another pinch of salt and pepper.
Bring to just before a boil, turn down to simmer for about 10-15 minutes and serve topped with some crushed macadamia nuts. You can totally let this sit longer than that on low with the cover on it and it will stay hot for a long time.