Recipe for Chicken soup
Chicken soup is a soothing, comforting and easily digested broth, the perfect food for nourishing the blood, spleen and kidneys, strengthens the qi and immunity, making it a great tonic for women after their period and anyone in need of a boost or those convalescing.
The secret for a more nourishing and flavoursome soup is long, gentle cooking which extracts more nutrients from the bones, hence it makes sense to use the bones from the whole carcass as opposed to buying jointed pieces and cook it for as long as possible. You will NEVER produce a good stock if you just use chicken meat without the bones.
We have been so spoilt recently with some fantastic and unusually warm weather that it’s easy to forget that colder weather is inevitable.
If our bodies are not prepared for this change or we don’t adjust our “summer habits” i.e. walking around barefoot, going out with wet or damp hair, bare legs, bare midriffs, not protecting your very vulnerable neck area, and generally not sufficient clothing, plus additional stress and maybe exposure to already ill people, then we have the makings of a cold or flu.
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