Look to warming foods such as soups with grains and vegetables, cooked root vegetables such as yams, squash, and beets; lean white meats such as turkey and chicken, fish and lightly steamed or sauteed greens. In addition, try to increase cooking with spices that warm us such as ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin,coriander, anise and fennel. This delicious herbal immune soup incorporates many of these spices and is nourishing, cleansing and antiviral. Prepare extra to save for a snowy afternoon and serve this with warm fresh bread by the fire.
Sunrise Herb Farm’s Herbal Immune Soup
1 Onion, chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Cup Carrots, sliced
1 Cup Brocolli, chopped
1 Cup Cabbage, sliced
1/2 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced
3 Tbsp Sunrise’s Eat Your Herbs Soup Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Sunrise’s Healing Herbal Vinegar
6 Cups Water
6 Tsp. Miso Paste
In a large pot, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Stir in the carrots, broccoli and cabbage. Add the mushrooms, herbal seasoning blend and vinegar. Pour in the water and simmer gently for one hour. Transfer 1/2 cup of the broth from the pot to a small bowl and stir in the miso paste. Blend this mixture into the soup.