Slow down and enjoy Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup and invite others in for a comforting bowl of nourishment and fellowship!

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup

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On a frigid December morning, I sat down early and gathered my thoughts about this past month. A small revelation: Gratitude and attitude is everything!

As the days shorten, and nature forces us to enter into a time of quieter reflection (and colder days), I love our fire, family time, and reflecting. Thanksgiving was wonderful, filled with good food, great friends, family, and beautiful, rainy weather :)

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup

So this morning, it’s quiet, I’m alone with my thoughts, and I’m thinking about a cozy dinner: Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup.

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup

Soup is so good for the body (and soul!)

Sometimes, such a simple recipe–it makes me thankful.

This delicious recipe is made with mushrooms, chicken, and Brussels sprouts!

Mm-m-m, check out the spices, too–cumin, paprika, cinnamon … :)

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup

I bought a new devotional: God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life. It’s a year of daily devotions, written by one of my favorite authors, Timothy Keller.

Proverbs are tricky, when I open up the pages and know that in all its complexity and heartache and beauty, I see so much of my own life. But wisdom deepens every time I ask for help, and step out of the virtual world and into the real one, and seek guidance toward reconciling all things.

Wisdom means greeting those who are different with compassion and those in need with generosity and friendship. It says, tell me where you’re coming from, or tell me more about your experiences. We may be wrong sometimes; we need to be humble and wise.

We dig in and lean in and learn more about people.

Take time to listen more and speak less

This holiday season, I don’t know about you, but I truly want to take the time to listen more and speak less.

Honring truth in our lives is when we invite honesty and discomfort and uncertainty into our conversations. Which is why we love the “table” experience.

There’s so much love to give around the table. It’s not all about food, but more about investing in people.


This soup … get it simmering on your stove.

Pray for wisdom. Make an invite.

Love and eat.

Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup

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  • 3 cups unsalted bone broth
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms, shitake or crimini
  • 2 cups frozen brussels sprouts, or steamed fresh
  • 2 medium chicken breasts, tenderized
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, finely chopped


  • In large pot, add oil. When hot, add mushrooms and chicken, cooking on medium until almost fully cooked.
  • Add in the bone broth and bring to a simmer. When broth is hot, add in Brussels sprouts, allowing them to defrost. Add in spices and continue to stir. Allow soup to come to a boil before reducing heat.
  • Serve with cilantro and fresh Parmesan cheese.
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Brussels Sprout Mushroom Chicken Soup