With winter well and truly upon us, I'm sharing my own personal recipe that my boys call 'Mum's Magic Cure Anything Soup'. This has been nourishing my family for years and it really does help to keep those lurgies at bay!
For those of us that would prefer a vegetarian alternative just leave out the chicken. My boys all love their meat so they prefer the chicken version when they are unwell. Even if they are off their food, this soup seems to help them find an appetite and they all request it as they know it makes them feel better.
2 cups of barley
1 bunch of parsley
6 celery sticks
4 large or 6 small carrots
1 sweet potato
1 large or 2 small parsnips
2 fresh ripe tomatoes
1 head of broccoli (with stalks chopped finely )
4 x free range chicken thigh chops (bones in)
8-10 curry leaves
1 and 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds or powder
2 heaped tsp turmeric
1-2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper corns
1 tsp coconut oil
1L vegetable stock
1. Soak barley overnight after washing well.
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