With the weather shifting between -27C and +1C on a daily basis, i have seemed to have woken up this morning with a typical cold. Due to my busy schedule, i can not afford to miss any work days, especially with the weekend (busy days) coming up.
Here is a twist on every grandmother's favorite cold remedy. Because I am desperately wanting to get rid of this sinus cold, i decided to combine every miracle food in the book into one pot of soup.
So... taking left over from yesterday's quickly pulled together soup, i created what I now call, my "Kick Ass Chicken Noodle Soup". Thought i'd share the recipe with everyone before I go to bed with a box of Kleenex in hand.
***WARNING: This soup contains enough kick to kill anything, but hopefully my cold first. ***
***Kick Ass Chicken Noodle Soup***
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (EVOO)
-1 onion, very finely chopped (any type of onion will do)
-1 red pepper, also finely chopped
-2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 Tbsp fresh ginger (always keep some of this stuff in the freezer, minced
-2 ribs of celery, finely sliced (i like using the inside ones with the leaves for soups)
-1 jalapeño pepper (with seeds), quartered and finely chopped, you don't want to chomp on a big piece of it, trust me.
-3/4 cup kernels of corn (from frozen is quicker)
-1 Liter of chicken stock (from a box is ok or from powder also)
-1 Liter of water
- 2-3 packages of instant noodles (Any type of fast cooking stir fry noodles is optional if you want substance)
1. Start off by heating up a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a stock pot. Add to that everything but the chicken stock and noodles. Get all the flavors going by adding a little bit of salt to the pot.
2. Once the vegetables have a nice color to them, deglaze the pot with the stock. Add a liter of water with the stock. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 10-15 minutes.
3. At this point you can either enjoy your soup to soothe that burning feeling in your throat, or you can add in the noodles. If adding noodles, let simmer another 10 minutes.
To enjoy a big bowl of this soup, simply grab a fork and eat the contents of it first. Then grab that bowl with your two hands and drink back all the vitamins left in that hot soothing stock you created. This will raise your bodily temperature and make your sinuses run like the Niagara Falls. Make sure to have a box of Kleenex by your side. Sick or not, this soup will clear your sinuses.
Enjoy this soup with a cup of a Neocitran and head straight to bed. You'll feel better waking up! If not, repeat this process till cured. :) Old fashion medicine is definitely the way to go and will showcase the curing powers of our beloved friend, food.
As sick as I am, i will keep you updated on everything and hopefully get some pictures posted soon to visualize what I'm talking about.
Eat well, sleep well, and till tomorrow,