Most people are reporting that after the initial viral infection of lung, head, and chest reactions to the flu, they then face the digestive problem. Once again, we want to look at eating food that will not lead to increased discomfort and will encourage recovery. Avoid heavy proteins that are accompanied by grease and, once again, eat mushrooms to support your spleen. The spleen will help with digestion and also help with immunity.
- .25 lb of each: Red Meat, Pork, Chicken (cubed into large chunks)(The 3 meets made less then 5% of the total soup content.)
- 1 small Onion, 2 large potatoes, 1 sweet potato, 1 zucchini, mushrooms, green beans.
- garlic (whole), clove, cinnamon, dill, italian seasonings, cilantro, worcestershire, salt, pepper, beef bouillon.
This is a rustic soup that you can add and subtract as you please. What I did was:
Cook the onions and some garlic until brown. Added the meet until brown and then added several cups of water. I thrown in a bunch of spices. Then I cut in the white potatoes, mushrooms, and green beans. I added about 50% more water and re-seasoned. I left the sweet potato (Japanese sweet potato) for last along with the thinly sliced zucchini.
I have to say, for a throw together soup at the last minute – – – it was super good! The clove and cinnamon mixed with the worcestershire really made a big impact.
But— um, have you ever used shiitake mushrooms? WELL. They were a bit hard to eat and cut. Someone suggested that they get soaked in water before cooking. I really don’t know. I selected the mushrooms based on how cute they looked at the store. better luck to you!