I recently had a session…ok two sessions…with a Medium and healer named Carolyn Flyer (https://www.carolynflyer.com). My grandmother showed up. My mother showed up. And an ex-lover (still living) showed up. We did a lot of work on understanding heart-breaking relationships and how important it is to clear and cleanse your soul when it’s time to move on. “Spirit is telling me you should create a recipe that’s all about letting in fresh, new energy and letting go of the old.” Right away I pictured a green soup — a soup that is both warm and comforting — because that’s what we need when we are trying to heal a broken heart — and filled with fresh green herbs that promote and encourage new energy. Green is the color of the heart chakra, and this soup is filled with greenness. And it tastes divine, kind of like forgiveness.
As with all recipes, feel free to customize it to what your heart and soul needs and wants. But I often prefer super simple and this is it.
Heart Healing and Soul Clearing Soup
1 raw organic chicken
Enough water to cover it in a pot
1 leek, sliced thin
½ a bulb of raw fennel, sliced thin
1 handful of parsley, chopped
1 handful of dill, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
- In a soup pot cover the chicken with water, add a bunch of salt and cook on medium heat for two hours or until the chicken falls apart. Skim the brown bits off the top as it cooks. You have now made the best chicken stock in the world and it will taste like love. If it doesn’t quite taste like love, add more salt.
- In a smaller pan gently saute the leek and fennel in olive oil on low heat. Add a few ladles of broth and toss in the herbs and scallions.
- Voila! You now have heart healing and soul clearing soup AND you have lunch or dinner of chicken and extra broth for later.
If you are also feeling sick, add fresh ginger, garlic and onion.
If you are feeling like you need even more cleansing and clearing, saute some celery and add watercress as well.
If you are feeling creative you can do whatever the hell you want, because you are the chef of your own life in your own kitchen!
If you have more broth and chicken you can eat at once, put them in glass jars (leaving about 2 inches of space at the top) and freeze them for later. You won’t regret it.
And, if you are looking for some guidance or insight into your heart and soul, Carolyn Flyer is amazing. She’s the real deal.