last week, i came down with the dreaded start-of-winter flu. yuck. the first couple of days were spent curled up in bed in a haze of tissues, movies, night nurse and vicks vaporub. by day three i was sick of being sick, and pulled myself from beneath the duvet to make my tried and tested flu fighter: chicken soup.
what is it about chicken soup that is such a miracle worker? it’s hearty and full of good things, but light on the stomach, it’s warming and soothing, flavoursome and comforting… basically, like a big hug from mum in a bowl.
i always use this recipe for my chicken soup, after watching that adorable aarti sequeira making it on tv once. it beats every other recipe i’ve tried for feel-good factor and flavour. it takes a little while, but once i’m up and out of bed, slowly stirring and adding ingredients to the soup is just as soothing for my soul as the eating part, i find.
lots of tender shredded chicken, creamy corn, dainty little whisps of egg white, and a wholesome broth with spices of ginger and peppercorn to combat the nasty cold. make this and you will feel your sniffles surrender and aches and pains ease.
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