As winter arrives, it is crucial for us to regulate our diets accordingly to accommodate the influx of various bacteria that can catch us unprepared throughout the cold weather.
This tasty, ancient “medicine in a cup” soup recipe will provide you with everything you need to keep you protected and keep you healthy this and every following winter.
Based on traditional Chinese medicine, every ingredient that we consume directly affects a specific organ or function. Therefore, every person is a different tune which makes is of high importance for you to be attentive of the signs your body is showing and choose the type of foods that corresponds to your symptoms.
Ginger is a type of food that has a warming effect on the body. The summer months remind us of fresh, cooling foods such as cucumber and tomato. The colder months of warming spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and hearty soups.
By adding garlic you make sure that you will definitely fight off ailments like the flu, common cold and other sinus infections that can attack the body more easily in winter.
Below you will find an amazing recipe which combines the healing abilities of garlic and ginger, with the hearty, wholesome, warming properties of a tasty winter meal.
4 Green onions – finely sliced
50g of finely sliced of grated root ginger
2 cloves of garlic – peeled and finely diced
7 cups of vegetable stock
1 finely diced medium-hot chili
Mushrooms are optional
Put the onions, garlic, (mushrooms) and ginger in a bigger saucepan and carefully saute on a low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until all the ingredients go soft. Add the chopped chili and simmer for an additional 5 minutes before serving with warm, crusty bread and a glass of lemon water (to boost digestion and accompany some anti-bacterial nutrients to your meal).