It's winter flu and COVID season and if you're requiring a delicious winter remedy then may I offer a few recipes for you to aid your ills? There's a warming chicken and corn soup, a roast chicken with immune boosting garlic, Vitamin C syrups, herbal elixirs and the Asian version of chicken soup!
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Despite the fact that this roast chicken has 40 cloves of garlic it never feels like too much. The chicken is stuffed with half a dozen cloves of garlic and then roasted atop a bed of unpeeled garlic cloves. Once the garlic has been roasted it takes on a mellower, sweeter flavour and can be served alongside the chicken!
Chicken and soup are a double winner for colds! This classic Chinese restaurant soup is even better made at home! This is my mother's recipe and has both creamed corn and tinned corn in it for delicious goodness
Rose hips, or the fruit of a rose plant are very high in Vitamin C and decades ago a teaspoon of syrup was given to children to boost their immune system. The practice has fallen out of favour in lieu of modern vitamins but rose hips are still a natural and tasty source of Vitamin C. Despite the name rose hips have a wonderful tangy and tart flavour similar to cranberries.
Congee is the chicken soup of Asia. It was dish that I was given whenever I was feeling sick. It's like a comforting rice soup that you can add anything to - try egg omelette, mince, meat, fried bread sticks, shredded BBQ chicken as well as soy and ginger!
Jamu is a traditional herbal medicine in Indonesia that people swear by and a multi million dollar industry. Jamu can be made at home and consists of turmeric, tamarind, ginger and honey. It's delicious as well as full of nutrients!
So tell me Dear Reader, what is your favourite cold and flu food remedy?