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Recipe for a magic day or stay-cation ...

Is the winter chill making you wish that you were away on vacation somewhere warm and relaxing, but time or money doesnt allow? Why not create a little stay-cation day at home just for you to revitalise your spirit!

Here’s our recipe for a magic, stay-cation day:

  1. Invest in you with a half hour remedial massage to soothe your body and calm your mind
  2. Slide into a rejuvenating hot bath for 15-20 minutes
  3. Delight in a mug of hearty chicken “soul food” soup
  4. Snuggle up in a warm bed for an energizing delightful nights sleep…Magic!

This chicken soup recipe is simple, satisfying and rich in glucosamine, gelatine, protein and a variety of glorious nutrients and minerals released from the bones and vegetables during cooking; to support a healthy whole body including your immune system, digestive tract and it dances on our taste buds … delicious.

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☆ Chicken – carcass (either 1 large or 2 small) + 1 diced breast OR 1 complete thigh per person
☆ Garlic – 2 cloves squished by press the heel of your hand on top of it and pressing down firmly to open it up (segments not the whole bulb) {Source of Vit C & B-6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium)}
☆ Onion – 1 medium sized, diced
☆ Vegetables – 300g roughly chopped – a mix of celery, carrot, broccoli, leek, fresh parsley,
☆ Water – up to 1L, fresh
☆ Salt & Pepper to taste about 1/8th tsp each is plenty

☆ into a slow cooker layer in order chicken, garlic, onion, vegetables, salt and pepper.
☆ then gently and gradually, starting around the edges; add water so that it is only halfway up the sides of your slow cooker &/or just covers the chicken
Why? Layering is important so as everything starts to cook the ingredients will all gently weave into and infuse each other developing a devine flavour. Too much water too soon will make it sloppy. You can always add more as it cooks if you wish.
☆ Slow cook on low for about 6 hours or high about 4hrs depending on your cooker power and whether you prefer your soup a little crunchy or smooth.
☆ Ladle into bowls or mugs; removing bones with tongs as you go.
☆ Hold bowl or mug, slowly inhale the delicious aromas whilst warming your hands, then … enjoy slowly!
☆☆ note: if you have excess liquid, please strain it and store in the fridge for future use as a broth to sip on; or add a few spoonfuls to other recipes for a delightful flavour and nutritional boost.

☆ you may choose to add a dash of vinegar to aid extraction of nutrients from bones but it is not essential.

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