Need something hot and healthy this weather? We have a really tasty and super-healthy recipe by Alchemy founder Domini Kemp, using two of her favourite ingredients: garlic and ginger. Be warned: if you don’t like garlic (or smelling of garlic!), this might not be for you. However, we guarantee you one thing: this dish is worth it! And like all of Domini’s recipes, it is simple and quick to make and uses basic ingredients.

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Serves 2-4, depending on what and how much you add to it

  • 2 heads (yes, whole heads) garlic, peeled and sliced finely
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 sage leaves, sliced
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 2 litres water
  • Knob of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • Bunch of parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil and (this is crucial) very gently sauté the garlic and herbs – this is almost an infusion.
  2. Add the water and ginger and season well.
  3. Simmer gently for five minutes, then take off the heat and let it sit for an hour.
  4. Reheat and serve with a little more olive oil and a poached egg, finely chopped spring onions and shredded seaweed.

Thanks and enjoy!

Team Alchemy