The Perfect Belly Ache Soup

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The Perfect Belly Ache Soup

The Perfect Belly Ache Soup

Today I am just not having it.

My belly started bothering me as soon as I woke up and I am super nauseous.  I don’t feel like eating anything, and I’ll probably spent most of the day in my bed.  But first, food to settle my stomach.

I completely ad-libbed this. (The pic is not over-saturated, the soup is actually THAT yellow.  Read on for my secret ingredients.)  My mom always made Chicken Soup with Dumplings in the winter or when we were sick.  So I knew I wanted to start with chicken, but also knew that I was going to have to add something special to make up for the no-dumplings.  (Sometimes the Whole30 makes me want to scream 😉 but it’s okay to scream as long as I stick to it, which I did, and the soup turned out great.  Even Mom approved!)

What you need:

1 onion

5 large carrots

5 celery stalks

fresh ginger (I used a piece about 2 in. x 1 in.)

3 frozen chicken breasts

2 cloves garlic

coconut oil

black pepper

salt

turmeric

1 carton chicken broth

The process:

Defrost your chicken breasts in microwave using the directions on the label.  Chop onion, celery, and carrots.  Mince ginger and garlic.  In a large pot, pour in vegetables and ginger and garlic.  Drop 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in and turn stove onto med-high heat.  Add salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of turmeric.  Stir until coconut oil melts completely.

Let the vegetables sit for about 5 minutes with lid on.  During this time, you should chop up the chicken.  (I used clean kitchen scissors cuz I’m a lazy bum but I understand this would gross people out.  Use a knife then.  Cut to sizes you want – I didn’t really stick to the same size at all lol.)  Add chicken to pot.  Add 2 more tablespoons of coconut oil and stir until oil has melted.  Add more pepper and 1 more teaspoon of turmeric.  Stir.

Let the chicken and veggies cook for about 12 minutes with the lid on and low heat.  I occasionally checked on them and stirred.  Add 1 final teaspoon of turmeric, pour in chicken broth, and even more black pepper!  Put the lid on and let simmer on low heat for at least 30 minutes.

Finishing touches:

I ate the soup with half a grapefruit, because who doesn’t feel better after eating grapefruit?  When you pour the soup into the bowl, add a touch more black pepper.  Together the pepper, ginger, and turmeric make such a soothing, delicious flavor.

Your tummy will love you after this!!  I know mine did.

Fondly, Emily


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