Goji berry and chicken soup
This is a wonderful winter warmer and especially good for those a little under the weather.
2 onions - sliced
10cm piece of fresh ginger – finely sliced into matchstick size pieces
10 Shitake mushrooms - sliced 2 chillis (as hot as you prefer) - sliced
3 organic chicken thighs with bone or similar pieces of chicken with bone
2 stock cubes (organic, msg preservative free if possible)
2 litres of boiling water (can replace stock cubes and water with same quantity of organic stock if preferred)
1½ cups of dried Goji Berries – soak goji berries in 2 cups of fresh water to reconstitute
10 cloves of garlic finely chopped (Optional – chopped coriander as a garnish!)
Place onions, ginger, mushrooms, chillies, chicken, stock cubes and boiling water into a large pot.
Bring to the boil and then simmer for 1.5 hours with lid on (until chicken is falling off the bone)
Take off heat, remove chicken and flake, then return meat to pot and add drained goji berries and chopped garlic to hot soup.
Serve hot soup immediately.