One bowl of this easy to make recipe is just bursting with nutrients that are great for all round health and also boost your natural resistance.
On a less serious note but just as valuable to those that need it, a late night bowl of steaming chicken soup after a night on the tiles provides natural enzymes which together with the other vital nutrients make it Nature’s miracle cure for hangovers.
This wonderful soup is very economic. You can use the remains of a roast chicken, but discard the skin – remove any meat, cut into small pieces and break up the carcase – or a small fresh chicken cut into joints.
You’ll also need:
One large peeled finely chopped onion
One large sliced carrot
One large sliced leek
Two cloves chopped garlic
One tablespoon olive oil
Three pints water
One bay leaf
Fresh ground black pepper
One tablespoon pot (pearl) barley
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan heat the oil, add the onion, carrot, leek and garlic and stir briskly for two or three minutes.
Add the water, bay leaf, pepper, barley and chicken, bring to the boil then simmer gently for one and a half hours, skimming off any scum that comes to the surface.
Remove the bones and if the soup looks at all fatty leave to cool, refrigerate overnight so the fat solidifies on the top and can be removed before re-heating.
It takes less than half an hour’s work to prepare and make this soup as you can then leave it to cook itself. If time is a problem why not double up the quantities, cook it at the weekend and freeze half in portion sizes for the rest of the week.
More than ten huge bowls at less than the price of a prescription – great value for money and delicious too.
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