I’m over her constant cough, especially when I hear her coughing during the night in her sleep. My poor girl!
I decided to dig out my super healthy and Cleansing Chicken Soup recipe. I made this often when I was going through cancer treatment, and it was always comforting to know I was filling my body with nutrients. It makes a huge amount and freezes beautifully!
1 Tbsp, raw apple cider Vinegar
3-4 qts of filtered water
4 medium size onions coarsely chopped (I will only use 2 next time)
8 carrots peeled, coarsely chopped
2-4 zucchinis coarsely chopped (I used 2)
4 Tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil
½ c frozen green peas (I added these at the end after pureeing)
4 inches grated ginger
¼- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
6 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
1 lb green beans
1 bunch parsley
5 garlic cloves
2-4 Tbsp Celtic-Sea Salt (I added 2 tsp pepper)
Place chicken or chicken pieces in large stainless steel pot (I used a large crock pot) with water, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, cayenne pepper, extra virgin coconut oil, and all vegetables (except parsley). Let stand for 10 minutes before heating. Bring to a boil, remove the scum that rises to the top. Cover and cook for 8-12 hours. The longer you cook the Stock the more cleansing it will be. **See my notes above about pureeing. 15 mins before finishing the stock, add parsley.(this imparts additional mineral ions to the broth)
In addition to comforting soup, I brought out our Portable Holiday Puzzle. I wanted to give little one something fun but low- key to do. Every November at the start of the holiday season we bring out a puzzle and keep it portable on a large bulletin board. The cork of the board helps keep pieces from sliding off to the floor. We love being able to move the puzzle from one room to another, but most of the time it stays at our dining room table. When it is time for dinner, we simply move the board. When company comes, we slide it under the couch out of site.
Another way we are helping my poor girl feel better is by keeping stocked up on super soft Kleenex tissues. I use boxed Kleenex tissues for home, but I especially love their little pocket packs. We keep them in my purse, in the car, in lil’ ones soccer bag…they are just so cute and handy. Avery loves the fun prints on the packages, and I am grateful for something soft to use on that cute little nose of hers!
Right now Target has a coupon for $1 of 4 packs or larger of Kleenex. Stock up and be prepared for the season!