I have had a nasty cold for about a week now, and in the past I have found that a good way to help your body recover is by grounding both with root vegetables and grounding foods like chocolate (not too much sugar though!) and nuts.
I have been making huge pots of what I call Root Soup for this purpose. It is my version of Russian borcht soup—so very healing and delicious! Here’s the recipe.
Chop up 1 Onion and simmer on low in grapeseed oil.
Peel and chop up 1 large beet
Crush 3 cloves of garlic and add to the onions
Chop up 3 carrots
Chop up half of a large potato
Add the carrots, potatos, and beets to the pot.
Add boxed vegetable stock until it covers over the vegetables.
Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice in and drop the rest of the rhind in the soup while it cooks.
Add the spices you like—I add oregano, basil, pepper, cayenne and tumeric (good for circulation).
Sometimes I add greens like swiss chard or spinach, if I have them, to the mix at the end of the cook. I also use tomotoes sometimes if I have them.
Simmer the soup on medium heat for 1.5 hours.