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November 2, 2011

super flu fighter soup

Yes it’s that time of year again.. where it seems everyone around is sniffling and sneezing coughing and wheezing. Well I am super dosing my sniffly family with this flu busting brew made with all things immunity boosting! So what’s so great about this soup other than it’s chicken soup? Let me tell you…

It’s packed with:

garlic : Sulfur compounds in garlic kill viruses and fresh garlic has more immune-boosting potential than cooked, so in this soup I add fresh minced garlic at the end of cooking as well as throughout.

lemon juice : for a sweet vitamin c kick

ginger : which contains gingerol, a natural plant compound that fights off infection

rosehip : because it’s a super dose of vitimin C and a wondrous healing plant

sweet potato  & white beans : both full of beta carotine an immune-enhancing food. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body, which is  particularly helpful with respiratory infections.

parsley : one of the world’s seven most potent disease-fighting plants and all to often under valued, and underused.

oregano oil: this killer immune-booster is a virus and fungal fighter.

cayanne pepper : a kick of extra vitamin c and another  great antioxidant

tumeric : also high in vitamin c and boasts endless immunity support

and finally love, the most important healing ingredient of all!

Start by browning in a deep soup pot with a good glug of olive oil:

1 large yellow onion chopped fine

6 cloves of garlic minced

2 stocks of celery chopped fine

2 carrots chopped fine

2 small sweet potatoes chopped

season with:

1 tbsp cayanne

1 tbsp tumeric

1 tsp hot chili peppers


minced ginger LOTS of it

2 tbsp sage

Once lightly golden add

1 chicken carcass (with some meat on it still)

1/2 cup organic lemon juice

8 cups of hot water

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup braggs

1 cup of white beans (soaked overnight)

4 whole dried rosehips

Cover the works and let it bubble and brew for a few hours (until beans are tender)

remove rosehips

remove chicken carcass and pick clean returning meat back to soup pot

finally season with

1 huge handful of fresh parsley finely chopped

2 more cloves of garlic minced

and another fresh hit of minced ginger

S+P (if needed)

Serve with a cup of ginger green tea and honey for a guarantee get well quick dinner and delicious cure (better than buckleys, thats for sure)