After making it through 2012 without being sick, 2013 started off with a BANG! My MIL came to visit and 2 days into to her visit came down with a fever, cough and stuffed up nose…2 days later hubby got it and 1 day after that both my kids got that darn virus too!!
I put up a post on Facebook that read “ISO a large plastic bubble or Hazmat suit!!” but had no replies other than ‘LOL’ and ‘Hope everyone feels better soon’. So it was up to me to take matters into my own hands and terminate this nasty virus ASAP. I knew this would require more than Chicken Noodle Soup so I first made my Antioxidant Powerhouse Purple Rice Soup (forbidden rice) but then I realized that’s like taking Vitamin C AFTER you get sick, they didn’t need an immune boosting soup, they needed a Virus KILLER. On a mission I visited my local Natural Grocers and loaded my cart with Organic Naturally Anti-Viral Foods.
Here’s what you’ll need ingredient and prep wise:
5 Large Cloves of Garlic (peeled and minced)
1 small sized Lemon, juiced
1 small piece of Turmeric Root (peel this dice it up, use about 1/2t for the soup)
1 med piece of Ginger Root (peel, dice, use 1t for the soup)
2 small Potatoes peeled and chopped
1/2 head of Cauliflower chopped
1/2 small White Onion chopped
1 med sized Zucchini chopped
2 large Carrots, peeled and chopped
2 Celery stems chopped
3T Olive Oil
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2t Cayenne Pepper (reduce to 1/4 if you’re not a fan of spicy)
In a large soup pan on med heat add olive oil, garlic turmeric, ginger and inhale the fantastic aroma!! Then proceed to add the remaining vegetables and saute for a few minutes allowing the flavors to merge, add salt to taste (recommend Pink Himalayan Salt or Natural Sea Salt). Add lemon juice, stir to coat vegetables and then add vegetable broth, bring to boil and cover pot let boil for about 7-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add salt again if desired to taste and Cayenne Pepper, stir to incorporate.
Ladle soup into food processor, blender or using immersion blender, puree the vegetable soup until it’s smooth and creamy looking. Return soup to pot and heat through, reduce heat to low and serve. We topped ours with Organic Tortilla Chips (optional) you can leave plain or use Crackers, Toast Points etc.
The family loved it, very flavorful and a spicy kick!
Now, let the healing begin. <3