When we get ill we usually get antibiotics for cold, flu, Norovirus and many more, but after some time their efficiency leads to antibiotic resistance. For that reason, more and more people turn to nature seeking for natural remedies. One of the most powerful veggie is the garlic which is strong enough to fight mutated viruses and infections, like Norovirus, a winter vomiting bug characterized by fever, stomach cramps, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. The garlic is full with allicin which is located in the cloves. You can use it to make this excellent soup made of garlic, onion, and thyme to fight flu, cold and the Norovirus.
- 50 cleaned and peeled garlic cloves;
- 2 tbsp. of butter;
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil;
- 2 large diced red onions;
- 6 cups (250ml) of chicken broth;
- 1 tbsp. of chopped fresh thyme;
- 1 cup of sour cream;
- 3 cups of cubed or crashed stale bread;
- Fresh or dried herbs for taste (bay leaves, parsley or anything of your choice).
How to prepare it: Preheat your oven to 350oF/176oC. Clean the garlic and spread the cloves on a sheet of tin foil, drizzle over some olive oil and then wrap it up. Roast them in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. After that, let them cool, melt 2 tbsp. of olive oil and add 2 tbsp. of butter in a saucepan and cook the diced onion in it for 10 minutes. When the garlic cloves cool down, mix them with the onion, add the fresh thyme and herbs, lower the temperature and add the bread crumbs or cubes. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes until the bread becomes soft. Remove the herbs off the mixture and blend until they get smooth. Put this back in the pot and add the sour cream and season with salt and pepper for taste.