23 September 2011

Honey and Lemon Chicken Soup

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'Just Like A Pill' By Pink
'I Can See Clearly Now' By Johnny Cash
'Super Duper Love' By Joss Stone
'If The Stars Were Mine' By Melody Gardot
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'Heartbeats' By Jose Gonzalez
'Skinny Love' By Bon Iver
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'White Sky' By Vampire Weekend
'What You Know' By Two Door Cinema Club

Blogging from my bed would be great if i wasn't feeling so ill. Somewhere along the lines of keeping fit, eating well and staying positive the chesty cough comes along and hits me in the face. 

Great- just great. My appetite has slowly gone down a dark hole and I want it to come back this weekend - I want to bake!

Many people have told me to take honey and lemon in a drink; I struggle with drinking this mixture, the only hot drinks I can handle when ill are milk, chai and fresh orange juice.

Before I go and watch Nigel Slater's 'Made For Each Other' I want to share this recipe and playlist with you. Both go very well together....

▶ Serves 4 


Two cooked chicken breasts, shredded (11oz)
1 garlic clove
225ml of water (8 fl oz)
200g fresh spinach (6oz)
2 tablespoons organic honey (1.5oz)
2 fresh lemons
Olive oil (1oz)

: Squeeze both lemons over the chicken in a bowl.

: Meanwhile fry the spinach in olive oil and add the water.

: Add the chicken and the honey.

: Make a slit in the garlic clove and add this to the soup

: Pinch of salt might be needed.

< Simmer for 5 minutes and there you have it! Since the chicken was already cooked, only the spinach needs to soften. A quick soup that should make you feel better, also take out the garlic before serving!

Next Time:
⤵ Would be interesting to add rosemary to the chicken, what do you think?

Favourite Song:

ê 'White Sky' By Vampire Weekend