You know that feeling before you get full-on sick? That lack of energy, a simple bump hurts more feeling...yea that’s me right now. I think the combination of crazy weather we’re having in Dallas and stress from moving has officially taken it’s toll on me. Whenever I start feeling this way, I immediately make my Sick Soup. It’s full of fresh herbs known for their healing properties, and call me crazy, but I swear it helps!
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 cup quinoa, uncooked
1 16oz box of chicken bone broth (I use @kettleandfire)
10 cups water
1 Tbsp avocado oil (or Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 medium white onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
2 inch piece of ginger, sliced into matchsticks
2 inch piece of turmeric, sliced into thin rounds
5 celery stalks, thinly sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced (or equivalent if using bagged baby carrots)
3 pieces of lemongrass, bruised by smashing with butt of kitchen knife
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
2 star anise pods
1 tsp Pink Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
HOW TO MAKE
-In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. -Add onion and garlic, and let it sweat for 3-5 minutes until onion is translucent.
-Add ginger, turmeric, celery, carrots, lemongrass, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring so it doesn’t burn.
-Add water, bone broth, chicken, quinoa, star anise, salt, and pepper.
-Bring water to a boil and reduce to low heat.
-Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
-Discard star anise pods, lemongrass, and herb stems. Sometimes I leave these in, just don’t eat them.