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Monday, January 21, 2013

Cold and Flu Remedy: Soup Recipe

"Bless You!"
"Thank You!"
 My city suffers from the cold and flu, and yours may too, as they say this is the "cold and flu season."
My buddy, Chuck, the RAGBRAI guy, called me today and he sounded terrible--scratchy voice, no sleep, feverish. So, I whipped up my world famous homemade chicken soup to help him feel better. He had it for lunch and loved it. He feels better already.
Please, leave a comment below, if you try it, because I'm taking a survey on the results. Thanks and enjoy!

Cold and Flu Remedy: Soup Recipe
(Yields about 12 cups of soup)


8 cups homemade chicken stock
1 large yellow or white onion, chopped
3 T minced fresh garlic
2 T minced fresh peeled ginger root
4 carrots, chopped
5 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup chopped parsley
Extra Virgin olive oil for sautéing veggies
1 can San Marzano tomatoes
1/8 t fennel
1/4 t ground cumin
1 t ground black pepper
salt to taste
1/4 c white wine or whiskey for deglazing veggies
1-2 cups cooked chicken, diced


In large Dutch oven or pot, sauté the veggies in olive oil on medium high heat for several minutes until sweated and slightly softened.
Add the dry spices.
Deglaze the pot with wine or whiskey.
Add the chicken stock and parsley.
Bring to low boil, then reduce to low simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the tomatoes.
Optional:  Puree about 1/2 of the soup in blender and add back to pot.
Add chicken and heat through.

NOTE: For a heartier soup, add chopped cabbage or rice or potatoes.

Enjoy and feel better!

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