It's flu/cold season and I just got a solid raging cold like everyone else. My acupuncturist has me on more herbs than I can name (or pronounce) and I'm resting and drinking water like it’s my job. As I packed up my arsenal of herbs, I asked if there were any last thoughts on healing up and she said, “Yes. Chicken soup. Works like a charm.” I smiled thinking of my childhood memories of mom taking care of me when I was sick and went straight to the grocery store. My favorite chicken soup recipe comes from my beautiful client, Giada de Laurentiis. She makes an amazing Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti but I decided to take my own spin. I’ve added habenero salt for kick (and my metabolism) along with quinoa for protein in place of pasta. Make a big batch if your under the weather of just want to feel cozy.
Lemony Chicken Quinoa Soup