This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses. You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very lemony, so I usually use the juice of a whole lemon and zest. If sour is a flavor that is still unfamiliar to your palate start with less.
In a large pot, over medium heat cook onions, celery and carrots until onions are just transparent. Add in broth, chicken, and the lemon juice and wine. Bring to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until flavors blend, add salt and pepper to taste.
Add in orzo and cook until orzo is soft, about 8 minutes. Add in chopped spinach and parsley just before serving.
Healing highlights: This soup is light, yet nourishing. Broth is easily absorbed by the body nourishing Qi, Blood, Yang and Yin. The chicken, high in protein creates warms and strengthen. The greens nourish Blood.
Energetics: Sour cuts phlegm and moves stagnation,
Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM)
Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN)
AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner
I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.