In this time while we are sequestered, due to COVID-19. We should think of healthy measures we can take to fortify our bodies, to help our immune system withstand what's at hand.
"Let's food be thy medicine"...Hippocrates.
Here's a soup that incorporates healing and support for the body
Healing Chicken Soup (you can adjust any of these ingredients to your taste...add more of the stuff you like.)
- 2 inches of fresh ginger (crushed)
- 1 Finger of Tumeric (crushed)
- 1/2 med onion (sliced)
- 1 stem of Celery (diced)
- 2 carrots (diced)
- 1 Leek (white parts cut into rounds)
- 5 Springs of Parsley
- 1/2 wedge of Lemon
- 1 Chicken Breast (Cubed/Diced)
Season chicken with salt/pepper set aside
Saute onions on med heat until soft.
Add Leeks, continue to sautee on medium heat.
Add Garlic, sautee lightly (do not burn the garlic)
Add cubed Chicken, let sear lightly
Add water + Chicken stock (optional) to cover ingredients. Let simmer 1-2 mins.
Add carrots, celery, turmeric, ginger.
Add more water if needed.
Add salt/pepper to your liking.
Bring to a boil for 2 mins, then, set to simmer. Skim of any sediments that may collect at the surface to have a clear soup. Continue to simmer until all ingredients have softened. Add 1/2 of the Parsley alloted, continue to simmer until Parsley softens. Then add the juice of the Lemon. Stir to incorporate ingredients.
Serve while hot. Garnish with the remainder of Parsley and enjoy this healing soup.