Feeling Sick? -- My Super Easy Soup Recipe
I'm so fortunate to be able to say that I don't get sick often; however, when I do end up catching a cold it hits me pretty hard. This time around, I've been thinking lots about how incredible our bodies really are to be able to put up with so much work, life, crazy schedules, lack of proper eating, and still manage to carry us through our daily lives. It's pretty incredible to look back and take note of everything our bodies do for us when we're healthy, and it's understandable that sometimes we're forced to rest and just focus our energy on recuperating and getting things back on track. Whenever I'm feeling sick, one of the last things that I want to do is eat, let alone cook something for myself, which is why I wanted to share this super simple soup "recipe" that not only forces me to eat while I'm sick, but also supplies me with a good dose of vegetables + nutrients that my body needs to work at getting better.
Making soup can be a daunting task if you've never done it before, but I promise you that not only is it incredibly easy, but you could also probably make soup with ingredients that are sitting in your home right now. Like most recipes, soup is one of those things that you can play with as much as you'd like, mix in whatever you want, and give it whichever flavours you love! There's a joke in my family that we always try and recreate my grandma's soup recipe, but no matter how many times that we try it never turns out quite like hers (even if we use the exact same ingredients and process)....I guess we're just missing that special grandma touch! Anyway, below is the process that I took to make myself this soup last night for dinner, feel free to play around with it however you'd like!
1. Chop half of an onion and add it to a pot with coconut oil. Over medium-high heat stir the onion until it begins to brown/go translucent. 2. Add in your chicken broth (I used an entire cardboard 1L container), chopped celery (5 stocks), cut carrots (5), and potatoes (4 chopped). 3. I also added in pre-cooked rice, but noodles work great too! Season with salt + pepper. 4. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. 5. Let simmer on the stove for 10(ish) minutes, stirring frequently. 6. Eat!
Feel free to pair the soup with biscuits, or gluten-free cornbread (pictured above!) or just eat it on it's own! Do you have any go-to cold remedies that work for you?? I'd love to hear them, I'll take all the help I can get!!