Immune Boosting Chicken Soup
By Nicola Galloway
When feeling under the weather there is nothing more soothing than a bowl of home-made chicken soup. Onions and garlic contain potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and the minerals extracted form the prolonged simmering of the bones combine to produce an immune-boosting potion. The occasional cold or illness is a natural part of life. Let them play out their course while nourishing the body with healing, immune-boosting foods.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
In a large saucepan cover the carcass with 8 cups of cold water. Add the garlic cloves and onion and bring to a boil. Gently simmer for 30-45 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms on the surface with a spoon or small sieve. The bitter foam can boil back into the soup and taint the flavour.
Use tongs to remove the carcass into a colander. Return to the heat and add the soup mix or pasta, vegetables and chopped parsley. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the soup mix or pasta is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Adjust seasoning.
Meanwhile, remove meat from the chicken carcass and add to the soup.
About the author
Nicola Galloway is a trained chef with a diploma in natural nutrition (Canada) who is passionate about the benefits of healthy and flavoursome food. Raised by two doctors, her focus on health was never far behind her love for creating good food.
She is the author of two recipe books; Alive - Food for Health and Vitality, and Cooking for your Child - healthy recipes from first foods to school lunches.
Nicola's mission in life is to inspire others to make healthy food choices and enjoy the art of cooking. She lives in Nelson, New Zealand with her family.
For more information go to www.nicolagalloway.com