Mother Gaia's Healing Chicken Soup

Honoring the Greek goddess Gaia.

Gaia is the quintessential earth goddess, and therefore the original and eternal Mother who nurtures us with her abundance. When you are sick with the sniffles, Mother Gaia's healing herbs and vegetables come to the rescue!

Harvested foods - especially fruits, vegetables, grains and herbs, are among the sacred symbols of the Great Goddess Gaia.

One of the myths about Gaia's origin is that she formed and birthed herself out of the primordial SOUP that existed before all time.

This primordial soup will require some actual cooking, but Mamma Gaia gives you unlimited flexibility in which vegetables you decide to use (and even the exact amounts)!




Mother Gaia's Healing Chicken Soup

3-4 pieces of chicken (with bone and skin)
 or a whole chicken cut up

 8 cloves fresh garlic, chopped (or more if you like. . . )
1 medium onion, chopped
zest and juice of 2-3 lemons
3-4 TBS dried oregano
2-3 carrots chopped (may substitute parsnips, turnip or any other veg that you prefer)
2-3 ribs of celery chopped
3-4 TBS chopped fresh parsley (or substitute dried)

*Optional: Add rice, barley or noodles






Mother Gaia's Healing Chicken Soup

Put the chicken into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 1 hour.

While the chicken is cooking, peel and chop the garlic and set aside. Letting the chopped garlic rest for 20-30 minutes before adding it to the soup. Resting the garlic helps to bring out the potency of its anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects.

Remove chicken and let cool. When cool enough to handle, separate meat from bone and skin and chop coarsely. Strain the broth to get out the yucky bits, then return chicken and broth to pot.

Add chopped onion, lemon zest, oregano, garlic, veggies, and rice or noodles and lower heat to simmer. Cook for another 30 - 40 minutes.

 Add lemon juice at the very end. It is now ready to serve!




Advice from the goddess Gaia: Always conserve your resources and your energy.
Make a double batch and keep some up in the freezer for when you really need it!

A Diva's Dish Award for: 'Mother Gaia's Healing Chicken Soup'

goes to: Cathy Moore,  Townsend MA

Cathy's Prize: A Gift Certificate to take the Goddess Quiz.

Click here for print version of the recipe honoring the goddess Gaia.

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