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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Tip of the Week: M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Magical D.I.Y. Chinese Cure All Soup

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketWinter is by far my favorite season, and for so many reasons. I love winter fashion; the wool coats, cuddly sweaters, boots, mittens, gloves. I love the winter holidays; the comfort foods, the delicious holiday smells, the smiles and all the eating, but what I do not like about winter is this: Its physical toll on my body; the aches and pains from the cold and damp weather, the upset stomachs from all the overindulging. Yet somehow every year I’m able to bear with the discomforts of the season, and I owe the secret of my success to this week’s tip: My Magical D.I.Y. Chinese Cure All Soup. Now unlike the snake oil peddlers of the 1800’s, my cure all contains no alcohol whatsoever, and is actually quite beneficial when treating a hangover (add a 7Up here). In addition, this soup, which is really just ginger infused chicken broth, also helps cramps, diarrhea, winter chills, colds, indigestion and nausea. Ginger is a very common ingredient in Chinese medicine and cooking, and my family has been making a variation of this very simple recipe for years (my Great-Grandfather was a Chinese Herbalist). And as a matter of fact, I had to drink some of this concoction this morning.What you need to buy:Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOrganic Low Sodium Chicken Broth – $3.25(I try to be healthy, but any type of chicken broth works)Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketFresh Ginger Root – $1.50Kosher Salt and White Pepper to tasteInstructions for 1 Serving:Stovetop: In a pot bring 1 cup chicken broth, 2-3 thin slices of ginger (think the size of slivered almonds), and a pinch of kosher salt to a boil. Add more kosher salt and white pepper to taste.Microwave: In a microwave safe bowl or cup, combine the ginger, chicken broth, and kosher salt. Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Add more kosher salt and white pepper to taste.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketEnjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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