Friday, November 2, 2018

Healing Chicken Noodle Soup

When my roommate got a head cold, my first thought was healing teas (a post about this coming up) and chicken noodle soup. Here's how I make mine for healing.

Two large cartons of chicken broth, 2 cans of condensed cream of mushroom and herbs or garlic. 4 cloves of garlic minced, 1/2 c. minced fresh parsley, 3 carrots cut in tiny bits, 3 stalks celery cut in tiny bits. Tear apart the meat off a roasted chicken and add. Add 2 tsps of herbs de fines seasoning, salt, pepper. I put this on low for 6-8 hours and then when I'm ready to serve, I add cooked wide egg noodles to it so they don't get mushy from cooking all day in the pot. 

I usually put some of this into single serving containers in the freezer for later. This helps a lot when you make it on the day someone in the family gets sick and freeze the rest for when the others begin to fall ill or you yourself get sick and don't feel like cooking. 

If you want to amp up the sinus clearing qualities, consider adding several dashes of hot sesame oil or some dashes of cayenne and adding even more garlic. I sometimes add some grated ginger root, hot sesame oil and a few dashes of soy sauce - adds an Asian feel to it and really clears the passages.

Parsley: Reduces mucus
Garlic: Antibacterial, antifungal, great for colds
Ginger: Anti-inflammatory, virus killing, great for sore throats.
Cowboy Spice Company Sweet Heat: This seasoning helps open your sinuses and adds a flavor with the chicken that is amazing!

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