Okay, so I'm kinda fighting-off some sorta mild plague right now. I'm not "down for the count" or anything like that, but I've got the whole sluggish, achy, "my face feels tired," can't-decide-if-I'm-hot-or-cold thing kickin'...
I headed out to the grocery store, last week, and loaded up on "Comfort Foods" (krep my momma used to feed me when I was sick): Chicken and Stars Soup, Tomato Soup, White Bread and American Cheese ('cause ya GOTTA have grilled-cheese-sammiches with Cream of Tomato Soup!), Goldfish Crackers, Chicken-in-a-Biskit Crackers and Spray Cheese! (Do NOT read the ingredients list on this sh*t - unless you really want to make yourself sick!)
In short: All of the overly-processed, mega-sodium krep that my body *really* hates! I "binged" for a couple of days - but now my body is saying "WTF?!" (and skin is starting to flare-up - Oooops!) so I gotta dial-it-back to more "NATURAL" stuff.
Okay, so here is a DELICIOUS soup that I threw-together this afternoon. It's "mostly" home-made (with some cheater-additions - to keep it simple).
QT's "Cures-What-Ails-Ya" Lemon-Garlic Chicken Soup
Ingredients and Instructions are all crammed-together for this one:
- 4 stalks celery, chopped (include some leafy-tops)- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2-3 TBS Olive Oil
- Baby Spinach - couple fistfuls
- Fresh white mushrooms, sliced
- Poultry seasoning
- 32 oz low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 regular can of cream of mushroom soup
- 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 2 fresh lemons, juiced.
- Couple-three dashes of Tabasco sauce (optional - if you're into the whole "Hot 'n Sour" vibe)
Bring to a light boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30-45 mins...
Remove the rosemary sprigs (the leaves may have fallen off and become part of the soup - it's fine, either way, but you don't want the woody stems in there).
Enjoy! It's quite "aromatic" - which is perfect when you've got a cold.
Guaranteed to cure what ails ya!*
*I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV (Nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express), so it might not cure EVERYTHING :-P But it does taste damn good!