The Soup Lady is very concerned about your health. So if the chicken soup and the garlic soup didn't do anything for your cold, then this little beauty makes a promise that it "can prevent phlegm from forming. Stop coughing. Avoid constipation and fat accumulation. " How's that for simple soup? Better keep this one under your hat - if word gets out, the over-the-counter pharmaceutical business might just be over with.
I found this recipe on-line at a site called Value Recipes and the creator is listed as "Value Recipes Editor". The poor guy must be a real cook at heart. Observe: all he has to work with is a single radish and a dried up orange, and yet he is happily 'cubing' and 'mincing' away.
Ingredients: 1 radish 3 dried tangerine peel 1 coriander 6 cups water Instructions: 1. Pare and cube radish. 2. Rinse and mince coriander 3. Bring water to boil. 4. Put all ingredients into water. Turn to low heat, cook until radish is soft. Add salt to taste.
Those are the complete directions. Now don't ask me how much '3 peel' is or 'one coriander'. Is that one corriander seed? Or one tsp. of dried coriander leaves? I don't know. Still there's plenty of additional information there about the ingredients, just nothing that is going to help you make soup:
Dried Tangerine Peel:
* Regulates the digestion. Used for bloating, nausea and vomiting.
* Clears Phlegm.
*Pungent and bitter taste with a warm energy
*They are nearly all water, with some vitamin C, folic acid
Trace minerals, including iron, zinc, silicon, and selenium.
*The chlorine content may actually help in digestion. The spicier radishes can help clear the sinuses and any mucus in the upper airways.
And there we have it. It's worth a try anyway. It looks like it's not too much effort even with the cubing and mincing. And it's possible that it might handle one of those embararasing bloat situations you might find yourself in one day.