Friday, May 8, 2015

George's Sick Day Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Every time I start to hear a sniffle coming from my husband, I know it's time to start making a huge pot of this soup. It doesn't last long, and I have been known to have to make two HUGE batches of this in one week.


This soup has all the traditional chicken noodle soup aspects. It's important to keep it simple, but have all the healing power. More often then not, he will be congested when this soup is made, so he wont always taste the soup in it's full delicious glory. But that isn't such a bad thing in this case, he usually can't handle spicy food, but I will always add cayenne pepper.

Anyone who followed me from my old blog will have heard this before; here is WHY cayenne is awesome for you to have when sick;

Cayenne Pepper – My husbands Baba has a teaspoon everyday and swears it the best thing for you. Anytime I have ever had a cold she insists I have some.  Now she is quite the energetic 80 year old and clearly knows something that I don’t, so I listen without question. . Apparently Baba is a smart lady, with some research I found what makes the spice have so much heat is because is contains high amounts of capsaicin. This not only gives it the heat, but it also helps in congestion relief. It will loosen nasal and sinus congestion. So say take that to that stuffy nose. It also contains vitamin A! Vitamin A protects the body when an infection is present.  And if that wasn’t all, this ninja spice also naturally helps reduce your core body temperature and naturally cools the body. I know when I have a fever I am a gonner!

It's important not to use salt as a flavouring spice, I know, you're not tasting anything and want to gravitate towards something you can taste, but adding that salt actually can dehydrate you and cause more problems. And lets be serious, everyone's loved ones at some point in time have always reminded you to have "lots of fluids" when you're sick. It's true!!


George's Sick Day Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

8 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
1 bay leaf
1 cup diced carrot
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup diced celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 oz uncooked Gluten-Free Noodles
2 cups shredded baked chicken
cayenne pepper

Directions:

Fill a large saucepan with chicken stock. Add bay leaf, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, salt and pepper to taste and simmer 10-15 minutes, Add parsley, noodles and shredded chicken; cook according to noodle directions, about 5 minutes.

Discard bay leaf, Top with cayenne pepper to taste and serve.


What do you want when you're sick?



2 comments:

  1. It varies but usual soup and peanut butter toast :)

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  2. If the weather continues to be so darn chilly this soup will be a must do. :P

    I'm a soda cracker kinda gal!

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