This soup is what Nathan lived on for the first several weeks of Rubin’s program which helped to cure his severe Ulcerative Colitis (read Nathan’s story of his recovery). Kirsten’s mother was also suffering from a painful but undiagnosed digestive disorder and lived on this soup alone for months managing to maintain her energy levels and busy life! Kirsten says that her family still uses this soup when anyone has a tummy bug.
3 1/2 litres filtered water
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
4 - 6 tbs coconut oil
1 medium organic chicken
2-4 chicken feet
8 organic carrots
6 stalks celery
2 - 4 sliced zuccinis
3 medium white or yellow onions, peeled and diced
4 inches grated ginger
5 cloves garlic (omit if you have upper GI problems or severe heartburn)
2 tbs celtic sea salt
1 large bunch parsley
Place chicken and feet, water, apple cider vinegar, oil, veges, ginger, garlic and sea salt into a large stock pot and bring to the boil. Let boil for a minute, lower heat and simmer for 12 to 24 hrs. About 30min before removing from the heat add the parsley.
Remove pot from the heat. Remove and discard chicken feet. (I dont use feet anymore, but apparantely they are really high in gelatine). Remove the meat from the chicken bones and put back in pot, throw away bones. (We chop the chook into parcels and wrap in muslin bags tied with twine before cooking, this way we know that the bones wont be in the soup. If you are using feet I highly recommend a separate bag as I once got a toenail in my spoonful!).
You can also blend the soup up if preferred.
About the Author...
Kirsten and Nathan Archer live on the Gold Coast with two happy and healthy kids, a dog and seven chooks. They are passionate about organic living and love to share Nathan's story of recovery from Ulcerative Colitis in the hope that others will be helped. Their website, Digestive Health was started with that purpose in mind: to encourage people with digestive disorders towards recovery.