Homemade Chicken Soup For the Decadent Soul


I have a cold, & I need to get better immediately because I’m self employed & I need to be able to hear & talk all day. I am feeding myself healing foods that I’d be proud to serve to a husband & family, but meanwhile it’s just me & my post-nasal drip. I’ve been asked to share this recipe a 100 times so you can feed it to your beloved snot factories, too.

Start with a mirapoix. If you’re low carb, nix the carrots & double your celery. Once you’ve chopped (or, being sick, picked up a pre-chopped tub from Trader Joe’s), dump it into a pot that has 2 tablespoons of silky unsalted butter melted & browning. Give it a stir until your onions are going clear & you’ve got a bit of brown.

Add bite sized pieces of chopped up chicken. This can be from a pound to however much protein you need. If you’re sick, you can shred up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Nobody’s looking. Brown it up with sea salt & pepper & add your chicken broth.

Wait, you didn’t already have some from-scratch chicken broth on hand in the freezer? Oh yeah, I’m judging you (but you can also use 4 cups gluten free chicken broth from a…Lord help me…store). If you don’t have enough broth, just add water to cover. Throw in some cloves of garlic. The idea is to DESTROY THE VIRUS & possibly all of the cancer ever.

Now let that come to a boil. Add brown rice noodles or, if you want a low carb option, MOAR CELERY which is actually quite nice. Let that cook according to the directions on the noodle package (or until the new celery goes soft).

Here is the optional clincher, but it makes it special. At the end, add a tablespoon or 2 of Dijon mustard. If you need a sinus buster, go to an Asian grocery & get the real hot stuff, not the frou-frou Caucasian nonsense. Then add a handful or two of finely chopped parsley, stir, & serve.

Congratulations! You’ve now won the love of your snot-encrusted family!


One thought on “Homemade Chicken Soup For the Decadent Soul

  1. Carole Ramke says:

    Can’t wait to try your recipe–but not for a cold. My little book, How to Stop Colds, Allergies & More, explains how to make this one be your last. http://www.howtostopcolds.com
    Be well!

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