Food as medicine is my trick! Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, preferably organic. Increase your citrus fruits in the fall and winter. And if I
ever do start to get a cold I make chicken soup (recipe below) and I make a cup of faux tea! LOL It's hot water, half a lemon juiced, big chunk of
fresh ginger sliced up and steep it. Then drink it every evening before bed.
Chicken Soup: (no real measurements, I just eye ball it)
In a med size pot fill 3/4 with water, add in 3-5 bone in chicken thighs. Simmer with the below for about an hour.
- 6-8 whole star anise
- 1 3" piece of ginger sliced up
- 1 tbs chili powder
- 2 Tbs fresh garlic
- 1 Tbs black peppercorns
- 1 Tbs corriander seed
- 2 -3 dried chili peppers. If you can't find Thai chili peppers, just use what you can find in the hispanic food section.
- 2-3 whole kaffir lime leaves (can be found online or at an asian market)
- 1-2 Tbs Galangal (also look online or in an asian market)
2 Tbs fish sauce
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp brown sugar
Simmer this for about an hour and then strain it off into another pan to separate the stuff from the broth. Take the chicken out and cool it. When
the chicken is cool, chop it up and add back into the pot of broth. Ad to this the following
2" piece of ginger cut up into thin strips
1 little container of mushrooms (crimini work well) sliced up
1 package of whatever noodles you like. I use rice noodles, but you can also get ramen style noodles without the seasoning packet.
Serve into a bowl and ad asian chili, soy sauce and or fish sauce to taste. Be forwarned, it is a spicy soup, but it works wonders!!