Winter Detox Soup

The cold, rainy weather the last couple of weeks was making me feel unmotivated and sluggish. This soup made me feel better and hopeful for the spring!

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 rutabaga, chopped
  • 4 medium sized carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 handfuls greens, I used beet greens
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup farro
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash olive oil
  • optional thai basil garnish

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot.
  2. Toss in onion, garlic, celery, carrots, ginger, cabbage, and rutabaga. Saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the cayenne, turmeric, salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar. Stir to fully incorporate.
  4. Pour in the vegetable stock, greens and farro.
  5. Bring the soup up to a boil then turn the heat low and let it cook for a few hours.
  6. Enjoy!

Spicy Tofu, Mushroom and Kimchi Soup

I’m feeling a little under the weather today, so I decided it is a perfect day to make this soup. I made the vegetable broth with lemongrass to give it a medicinal boost. Lemongrass has many health benefits, but today I’m mostly interested in how it helps heal colds. I highly recommend incorporating kimchi in your diet. It has many health benefits, including digestive aid and immunity boosting, two assets I can really use today.

Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups vegetable broth (I make my own but store bought works too)
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cubed
  • 3 cups mushrooms of choice, I used shitake and baby bella, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 jar kimchi
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Red Pepper, Nice Tasty(Korean Red Pepper Powder)
  • black pepper to taste
  • Splash sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. Heat the sesame oil in a soup pot. Add the onion and garlic and let them cook until they are soft.
  2. Add the carrots and mushrooms. Let cook for a few minutes so the mushrooms release their juices.
  3. Add the soy sauce, black pepper and Red Pepper, Nice Tasty, make sure to stir it around real good.
  4. Wait a few minutes then add the vegetable broth, tofu and kimchi. Let simmer for at least an hour.
  5. Enjoy!