Ginger-Garlic Soup that Destroys Cold & Flu Symptoms!

by Jan 10, 2019Daily Blogs0 comments

    It’s the time of year we all stress about- cold and flu season.  Anywhere you go, you usually hear at least one person hacking, sneezing and sniffling.  Did you know you can fight off these villainous viruses and even cure them faster if you do contract one with a delicious SOUP?

A recent and significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.”

Though scientists can be divided on how well garlic really does work, a majority of people see and feel noticeably better with its aid!  Try out this recipe for a scrumptious soup with ginger, garlic, and many more herbs and spices to get you feeling better fast!

Modified Garlic Soup Recipe

Serves 4

26 garlic cloves (unpeeled)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) organic butter (grass-fed)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder

1/2 cup fresh ginger

2 1/4 cups sliced onions

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

26 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 1/2 cups organic vegetable broth

4 lemon wedges

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place 26 garlic cloves in small glass baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and toss to coat. Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender about 45 minutes. Cool. Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl.

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, thyme, ginger and cayenne powder and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and 26 raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add coconut milk and bring to simmer. Season with sea salt and pepper for flavour.

Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve.

Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Check out the extremely informative site where this recipe was found for even more information and history on the amazing powers of garlic: https://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/ginger-garlic-soup-made-52-cloves-garlic-can-defeat-colds-flu-even-norovirus/?utm_source=JERF&utm_content=36243-KAF8&fbclid=IwAR0nzZalgFvMIpfkJnn3OoapPon6BDnGhSZzUKfAvomnvIFtxosuIlTGAfY

Wishing you a HEALTHY winter season!

XOXO,

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