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Garlic Ginger Soup

A very healthy soup to fight colds, flu, parasites and to lower blood pressure and fight arterial plaque. It has many other associated health benefits also.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, diced, or 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger root
  • 20 cloves garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 7 cups chicken broth or stock (or vegetable stock for vegans)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

Instructions

  1. Place the onions, garlic, and ginger in a large pot and gently saute on a low heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the stock or broth and bring the soup to the boil.
  3. Gently simmer until all the ingredients are softened.
  4. Add the diced jalapenoi pepper and simmer for 5 minutes before serving with warm, crusty bread.

If you are not a fan of spicy, try swapping out the jalapeno pepper and sprinkle in some cinnamon instead for other health benefits.

Canned, diced tomatoes may be added, if desired.

For a heartier soup, add carrots and butternut squash to the pot. Allow them to simmer until softened and then puree the soup.

If you want to turn the cold-fighting benefits of this soup into a full meal, add sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli, and cubed organic chicken cutlets into the pot. For vegan options, add beans instead of chicken. Add some wild rice or quinoa into the individual bowls and you have an easy and flu-fighting meal!

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly.