To Soothe your soul when your feeling under the weather. The weather turned grey and so did I… This ginger and chicken broth will nourish you from the inside and warm your bones…this is a take on my mum’s veggie version that always made me feel better.
1 tble sp coconut oil
1tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp of salt
4-5 garlic cloves, crushed
½ inch of ginger (or a bit more if you love ginger like me)
½ tin tomatoes
1 ½ pints water
400g chicken breast (the pre cut into strips chicken makes it easier)
200g broccoli (I like long stem)
200g peas (I use frozen)
200g sliced mushrooms
2 large handfuls of spinach
To start put the kettle on…to a pan add the coconut oil, cumin seeds, once it’s starts sizzling add the crushed garlic cloves. Whizz up the ginger in a blender then add to the pan. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn or stick and keep on a medium heat. After about 3-4 min add the tomatoes, turmeric and salt (to taste). Stir and add the boiled water to the pan. Bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Cut the chicken into roughly 1 inch chunks and add to the broth, simmer for 5 min then add the veg. Be creative, this is your chance to get your five or seven a day! I used broccoli, mushrooms, peas and spinach and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked…for veggie version don’t add the chicken.