Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Home Remedies



Today, I was sent home from my internship because I am a miserable sniffling mess, and they didn't want me to get all the patients sick!

I decided to do all that was within my power to heal myself as quickly as possible, and hopefully I won't have to miss work tomorrow also!

 Healing Chicken Noodle Soup

64 oz of Chicken Broth (or more, my soup ended up being pretty thick)

One Whole Chicken, cut into 8 pieces

1 large onion

2-3 carrots

2-3 stalks of celery

3 TB lemon juice

10 oz of wide egg noodles

2-3 large cinnamon sticks

Fresh ginger to taste

1/2 c. finely chopped fresh parsley

2-3 TB tumeric

1/2 TB cayenne

Combine chicken broth and chicken in heavy large pot, like my lovely blue Christmas present in the picture! Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover partially and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to large bowl. Cool chicken and then discard skin and bones from chicken. Cut chicken meat into bite-size pieces and reserve.

Return broth to simmer. Add onion, carrots and celery, parsley,cinnamon, ginger, tumeric, and cayenne. Simmer until vegetables soften.

Stir in lemon juice, noodles, and reserved chicken. Simmer until noodles are tender.

I ended up adding all the fresh herbs in my fridge, and a quite a few spices I got when I was in India.. wish I could tell you what the Indian spices were, but I bought a lot of them just because they looked and smelled interesting!

*The reason, I started throwing in all these spices is because my mom told me tumeric, cayenne, and ginger were supposed to be especially good for sinus infections and colds. I thought if one is good, why not them all??  We will see how that theory pans out once I have recovered my sense of smell...:)*



  1. Ohh hope you're feeling better soon!! I made a chicken broth with a fryer today- but that's as far as I got.
    I'm thinking the same thing here or else PW's Chicken and Dumplings. BUT I'm probably gonna skip the cinnamon and cayenne too for that matter. :) Hope it helps ya!

  2. I hope, and pray, that you start feeling better soon!!!
    Yes, all my Aunts swear up and down about the healing powers of ginger. I do have to say that I was pretty bummed that you didn't share the recipe for Eric's family's traditional healing food ;)
    Ps. If all else fails, apparently a traditional African healing drink is onion tea- I have refused to try it, but if you give in, please let me know if it works! haha

  3. did you get a le creuset for christmas????? lucky lady!