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      Today I am feeling very sorry for myself as I have a cold and everyone is laughing at my funny blocked nose speech. But I am determined to fight this cold I have been drinking cups of Dr Stuarts Echinacea plus tea, taking lemsips max cold and flu and tonight I am making a nice chicken noodle soup.

      For anyone who is also suffering from a cold here is the recipe for a nice Thai chicken soup

      Ingredients for 6 people

      • Chicken breast: 6 pieces
      • Limes: 6
      • Somen noodles: 1200g
      • Chicken stock: 3 litres
      • Lemon grass: 6 sticks
      • Coriander: 12 sprigs
      • Fresh ginger: 300g
      • Baby corn: 24 pieces
      • Red onions: 3
      • Fish sauce: 150 ml


      1. Remove skin and bone from chicken and slice finely.
      2. Bring chicken stock to the boil.
      3. Crush the lemon grass with the back of the knife.
      4. Peel and grate the ginger, finely dice the onion, zest and lime juice.
      5. Pick the leaves of coriander and finely chop the stalks.
      6. Cut the corn into quarters, length ways.
      7. Heat a little oil in a wok and fry the onion for 1 minute add the chicken and seal on all sides.
      8. Add the ginger and cook for 30 seconds.
      9. Add the baby corn, coriander stalks, lime zest and juice and cook for a further 30 seconds.
      10. Now add the lemon grass and chicken stock bring to the boil, add the noodles and simmer for 4 minutes.
      11. Add the coriander leaves and fish sauce

      If you are sick I hope you get better soon!

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