Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Whether it’s a cold winter’s night or a rainy night or if you are just battling a bad head cold, a good hot soup usually sounds very appealing. A spicy chicken noodle soup sounded just right to me due to me suffering from a cold since this morning. So for dinner that’s what I ordered in; however if you want to make it on your own, here is a recipe I found.


  • 2 Pints (1L) Water
  • 1 (7g) Reduced Salt Stock Cube (Vegetable Or Chicken)
  • 2 medium sized (160g) Carrots
  • 4 (40g) Spring Onions
  • 2 reduced salt Teaspoons (10g) Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon (3g) Ground Ginger
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • Chilli Flakes
  • 2 (200g) Skinless And Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • ½ Head (85g) Broccoli
  • 10 (100g) Button Mushrooms
  • ½ Bag (175g) Rice Noodles


  1. Make the stock by dissolving the stock cube in 1 litre of boiling water
  2. Wash, peel and grate the carrots. If you don’t have a grater, slice the carrots very finely.
  3. Wash and slice the spring onions.
  4. Wipe the dirt off the mushrooms and slice them.
  5. Separate the broccoli into small florets
  6. Peel and crush, or finely chop, the garlic
  7. Add the stock, chicken thighs, soy sauce, ginger and garlic to a large saucepan, and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  8. Remove the chicken thighs from the pan and chop into bite size pieces
  9. Add the carrots, broccoli, spring onions and mushrooms to the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes
  10. Add the noodles to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  11. Return the chicken to pan and serve hot. 

(source: My Recipes)

10 Ways Other Than Drinking Water To Stay Hydrated

Water is ofcourse the best way to keep yourself hydrated. Water is non-caloric, it plumps up your skin, and it hydrates your muscles and therefore you see a lot of people walking around with a bottle of water with them and sipping on it from time to time. Sodas, iced tea, coffee, and other drinks that contain caffeine are second best to good old-fashioned water when you’re trying to stay hydrated though caffeine pulling a little extra fluid from your body. Maybe instead drink more plain water or fruit drinks.

As for other sources of hydration, many fruits and other foods contain water. Amazingly, meat contains a high percentage of water — as much as 60%.

Some good alternative sources of water include:

1. Hamburger

2. Chicken breast

3. Soup, stew, broth

4. Jell-O

5. Grapefruit

6. Grapes

7. Watermelon

8. Fruit juice

9. Sports drinks or flavored waters

10. Smoothies (source: Webmd)