6 lb whole chicken (I used 2 small chickens about 3lbs each)
2 cups onions, chopped
4 cups celery, chopped (This is about 1 bunch of celery)
6 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups of carrots, chopped into coins
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 Tbs of Grass Fed Butter
Water, as needed
Additional salt and pepper, to taste
Important You will need a LARGE stock pot for this.
Put your chicken into the stock pot and cover with water.
Add a little salt and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a good rolling boil for a few minutes, lower the heat to between LOW and MEDIUM. Put the lid on and let it cook for about 2 hours on the stove.
About 15 minutes left of cooking throw the butter into a sauce pan melt it and then add the cut vegetables into the pan and brown them lightly. Should take about 3-5 minutes on medium heat. They don't have to be cooked...
Roasted Vegetables are a great way to incorporate vegetables to you the dinner table. They are quick easy and take little to no effort. Try this roasted asparagus with your next dinner or picnic.
1 Bunch of Asparagus
2 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 oz of Grated Hard Goat Cheese
2 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons of Lemon Zest
1/3 cup of Sliced Almonds
Lightly toast almonds over a medium heat in a sauce pan. Should take 2-5 minutes the almonds should be a light brown having the edges a little darker. They should also be a little crispy. Remove the almonds from the pan and set aside for later. Add the Olive Oil to a sauce pan and start to warm it up on medium heat. After 30 seconds add the Asparagus and let them saute down for 1 minute. Lightly toss them and get them brown on all sides, can take up to 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and put on to serving plate. Sprinkle over the Goat Cheese, Lemon Zest and Almonds and enjoy!!!!
Starting with the Basics: Mom's Chicken noodle soup, was great when you were a kid and still is great for your kids and you. Soups during this transitional season is great for killing pathogens and creating strong immune system. Making your home made soup is easy, take a look at my website for a great easy recipe, Chicken Soup to heal the Lungs.
Adding Garlic and Ginger to your daily meals will help fight off viruses and bacteria. Ginger has sesquiterpenes in it, which specifically fight the rhinovirus. Garlic is great at antiviral, antibacterial, and many more.Also Turmeric is a great way to add anti-inflammatory spice to your diet or in supplements.
Make sure you get up and move!!!! During this time of the year it is too easy to sit around and get caught indoors. However, this time of the year there is a lot of stagnation in the air indoors, and all the dust kick up from the leaves and grasses. Moving with light cardio or moderate exercise is important for making sure you are keeping...