When I think of a big pot of homemade soup… I imagine the little fellow named Dobby from Harry Potter sitting and cooking with me in an old enchanting English Cottage deep inside a mystic forest. I envision the big pot of brew mixing on top of this huge fireplace surrounded by old books. The old books rest upon old wooden shelves that have timeless ancient recipes for healing. The whole cottage is filled with the smell of fresh herbs, flowers and candles. As Dobby sits on top of his books watching me stir the Chicken Soup, he begins to speak to me with his English accent. He tells me to add more salt and a touch more garlic for taste. I can see through my cottage window the lights of the nearby castle that sit upon the mountains not too far in the distance. Isn’t that quite a dream?
Come with me into my fairytale kitchen and let’s make my special brew called….
Harry Potter’s Chicken Bone Broth Soup
This soup is the king of all healing broths. I’ve had clients, friends and family members who have had different health issues over the years. Once they made this soup, most of the symptoms that they had magically disappeared over a short amount of time. The nutrients in this soup are loaded to the top and the flavor is crazy good! If you have the flu, digestive issues related to a leaky gut, ulcers, cellulite, joint pain, kidney issues, depression, fatigue, food poisoning, yeast build up, diabetes, lupus, sore throat, PMS, adrenal fatigue, exercise injuries, or just plain don’t feel healthy….this broth is for you. It’s easy, it’s cheap and it works.
I make this broth at least once and sometimes twice a week. I will reheat it on the stove and not the microwave. It can be added to a pasta dish and even placed over your favorite meats during the week. Make a big pot and freeze some for later. Have sick kids? Make this soup. Live alone and short on time? Make this soup. On a budget? Make it! Feeling sick and bloated? Make the soup YOU! Stop buying canned already made soup and be creative. Let’s get started..
Harry Potter’s Chicken Bone Broth Soup
Organic whole chicken
1 to 2 tablespoons of Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
1 large Organic yellow onion chopped
2-3 bulbs of Organic Garlic chopped or whole (peeled)
1 cup of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (raw-unfiltered)
4 squeezed Organic Lemons
1 squeezed Organic Lime
4-6 stems of chopped Organic Parsley Leaves
10-15 whole or chopped Organic Basil Leaves
4 stems of Organic Thyme leaves whole or chopped (pull off stems)
4-5 stems of Organic Oregano leaves whole (pull off stems)
1 whole Organic Chopped Carrot
4 Organic Celery Stalks chopped
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Himalayan Salt
a few dashes of Organic Pepper
8 cups of boiling water
7 cups of warm temperature filtered water
Get out one average size Stock Pot and place on stove. Grab one average cooking pot and fill with 7 to 8 cups of filtered water. Pull out defrosted chicken. Clean chicken in sink and pull off all fat leaving the fat on just the wings. Pull out gizzards, clean gizzards and place gizzards on a small plate. Once all chicken is cleaned, pull off all legs and wings of chicken. Pull off some of the white meat, break into pieces. Place cleaned chicken and all parts on a plate. Take your salt and rub into meat. Let chicken sit for 5 minutes at room temperature. Pull out your veggies, garlic and onions. Peel all garlic and chop your onion up. Heat your Stock Pot and place your Coconut Oil in pot. Heat on medium high. Once heated, place onions and garlic in pot. Stir them into the oil. Lower to medium heat and brown. Add in your chicken gizzards with a bit of salt and mix. Brown all together. Add the rest of your chicken and mix together for about 5 minutes. As chicken is cooking turn the other burner on high to boil other pot of water that’s been filled. Wait for that to boil. As that’s being heated, add one cup of your Apple Cider Vinegar to chicken pot, add your squeezed lemons and lime. Let that mix together for another 5 minutes on medium. As the two pots cook, wash and chop up your carrots and celery. Add those to stock pot. Pull out all your herbs and wash and dry. Add all herbs to pot and mix with big spoon. Add in your boiled water from other pot to stock pot. Mix hot water into pot with more salt. Lastly, add in room temperature water and mix. Cook on medium for about 10 minutes. Lower heat to low temperature and cook in pot for about 2 hours slowly. Soup may be eaten within the hour, but make sure the chicken is cooked and allow the acids from the apple cider vinegar to pull minerals off the bones into the soup.
Please buy Organic Chicken and Veggies. This soup will probably cost no more than $38 dollars to make and it will serve you at least 15 to 20 bowls of soup. It’s all fresh and top of the line quality ingredients. That’s a pretty good deal compared to paying for a disgusting soup or broth in a can that’s over loaded with chemicals and sodium. If you happen to run out of the broth the same week and have chicken left over, you may turn the chicken into a chicken salad by adding organic mayo over a fresh bed of lettuce. Nothing goes wasted. Use the broth in the morning as a tea, or use it late at night as a probiotic.
Purpose of dish:
The purpose of this dish is to build your immunity by healing your digestive tract. Without a healthy digestion, your whole body will suffer and can be exposed to many different bacteria leaving you prone to disease. This soup is just one extra preventative out of many practices in protecting yourself. Bone broth soups have been around for hundreds of years. If you have any inflammation in the body from over exercising, being over weight, a major sickness, or even taking prescription drugs…take time to make this simple and fun meal. I promise…you won’t forget it!