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Healing Soup with Cilantro and Ginger

As autumn approaches, the weather is getting colder. A good way to warm up during the cold months is with a bowl of hot soup. This healing soup is a delicious way to incorporate the benefits of essential oils with the benefits of a warm meal!

This recipe was taken from Micki Sannar’s cookbook, Aroma & Olive Oil. Check out her cookbook for many other great ideas on cooking with essential oils!

A bowl of "Healing Soup" with chicken, eggs, cilantro, and coriander and ginger essential oils in from of the Aroma & Olive Oil cookbook.


Healing Soup with Cilantro and Ginger

Servings: 4–6 | Time: 45 minutes active; 2–4 hours inactive | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 small bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½– 2 lb. chicken breast, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2–3 drops ginger essential oil
  • 1 drop coriander essential oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 2 boiled eggs, peeled and diced

Instructions:

  1. Rinse chicken and partially freeze (2–4 hours). Remove from freezer, and slice thinly.
  2. Marinade sliced chicken in salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Let rest for 10–15 minutes.
  3. Using a small cup, combine ½ teaspoon of olive oil with essential oils and sesame oil, and set aside.
  4. In a large pot, bring chicken broth and water to a boil. Turn heat to low, and add chicken. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. While simmering, add cilantro, and cook for another 1–2 minutes.
  6. Stir blended oils into the soup, and garnish with cilantro leaves and diced eggs

Source: This recipe is found in Micki Sannar’s cookbook, Aroma & Olive Oil. Used with permission.

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