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Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That's Good for Your Soul and Immune System

Weekend Recipe: A Hearty Chicken Soup That's Good for Your Soul and Immune System
From TIME - February 1, 2018

When I feel a little run down, I make my restorative Polish-style chicken soup called Ros, which was taught to me by my great-grandmother to help fight colds. When I ate her soup, I could instantly feel its healing effects and it just made me feel good all over.

Chicken soup is simply a protein-rich meat stock, infused with a mirepoix of vegetables such as carrots, onion and leek. After simmering for 1to 2 hours, you end up with a golden elixir thats filled with nutrients from the organic chicken meat and vegetables that youve used. It can be sipped all day, or made into a more substantial meal by serving it with noodles or ricewhich is something my great-grandmother routinely did.

Dont be scared off by the amount of garlic in the recipe. After a few minutes the flavor will infuse the stock and give it richness and density. This soup, from my cookbook Purely Delicious, works for me every time I feel a cold coming on and you just feel amazing when eating it.

WHATS GREAT ABOUT IT

Studies suggest that chicken soup may contain beneficial, anti-inflammatory compounds that may ease the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections.

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