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 Cabbage Soup

It’s so cold out today! I still can’t believe it snowed yesterday, weird! I kid but I really wanted to make a spicy, filling, low calorie soup today. I went out last night for dinner and ate way to much!

Dinner

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeƱos, chopped
  • 6 small carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 a head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow split peas
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 12 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt, pepper, cayenne, red pepper flakes to taste
  • splash olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Heat a splash of olive oil in a soup pot.
  2. Saute the onions, garlic and jalapeƱos until fragrant.
  3. Add the turmeric, cumin, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, cayenne and red pepper flakes. Give it a good stir.
  4. Toss in the carrots and cabbage. stir it around, making sure to coat the cabbage and carrots in the seasoning.
  5. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for at least an hour.