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Monday, October 05, 2009

sniffles: the mama milton approach

So someday my boy in the Bat-Former jammies - we mix and match pjs these days - may or may not complain in therapy about my alternative medicine leanings, but for now he's a willing guinea pig participant in my antics.

I've plied him into drinking some kombucha, where few others will tread; he loves magic socks.

And now? He's running around, moonwalking and singing and chasing the dogs.

*****

Here's another little something something we brew up when we are under the weather, plucked right out Nourishing Traditions. Easy and soothing and good on a sore throat.


Coconut Chicken Soup

  • 1 quart chicken stock (I used homemade bone broth; you could use canned, if you don’t have any fresh stock)
  • 1/4 teaspoons chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

1. Bring stock to a boil, and skim any foam that rises to the top.

2. Add coconut milk or creamed coconut, lemon juice, chile flakes and ginger. Simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and garnish with cilantro.


5 comments:

Stu said...

You can bring some over if you drop the kids off on Thursday...

brandy101 said...

Mmmmm that soup sounds a bit like Tom-yum.

I am not sure about the cold damp sock thing...it sounds uncomfortable to me but if it works, why not?!

phd in yogurtry said...

I've heard of the sock thingy treatment. Tell us if it's working! I really don't like wearing socks to bed but I'd be willing to give it a try if some of your soup comes with the package.

Fantastic Forrest said...

Must try that soup. YUM!!

Suzanne said...

You're an alchemist... like one of the sisters in Practical Magic.