I am sick and have no energy and there are so many fun Halloween things I want to try in the kitchen and I am getting super frustrated! I wish I could make My Super Immunity Soup but right now I just do not have the energy. I usually make it right as a cold is coming on when I still can stand for more than a few minutes but I have to get better so I made a much faster and easier version for all us fighting the flu!
There are a lot of things you can omit when you make a soup for health reasons but garlic and onions are essential. They are immunity boosters so I cut up one small onion and three garlic cloves and sauteed them for one minute.
Then I added whatever I had in the fridge: 1 carrot diced, some sliced mushrooms, 1 small zucchini diced, kale frozen in my freezer and tons and tons of ginger. You must use ginger, in fact I took a whole chunk of it and just let it do its magic in the soup. Normally I would season with salt but I only added pepper, miso has a lot of salt in it.
Put in enough boxed broth to make a couple of portions of soup. I brought it up to a boil and then turned down the heat and let it simmer. Because there is no protein, I boiled some high protein udon noodles. By the time they were done, the soup was ready to put together.
I took some red miso and put it on the bottom of the soup bowl and added some of the broth. Using a spoon I gradually broke down the paste to incorporate it into the broth. Then I added the soup and finished with the noodles.
So good! Even though I am sick I could still taste it! This took me 25 minutes at the most to make and I even got to rest while the noodles were cooking and the soup was simmering. I hope that if you are sick you manage to make this soup so we can get healthy and back to having fun in our kitchens together!
Debra She Who Seeks says
I’m on a soup kick right now and I gotta tell ya — that soup looks GOOD!
Hope you’re feeling better SOON!
This does look so good – & like you say, pretty quick! I made a yummy squash, leek & hazelnut soup yest – mmm!
A Vietnamese friend once told me to ‘rub ginger on your chest’ when you feel sick ‘Jerry (her husband) no like – make your chest red – but so good for you! & drink cup ginger tea – you all better soon!”
Lalitha Thomas, in ’10 essential herbs’ suggests baths with 4-6 Tbsp powdered ginger & drinking lots while in the bath.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! That looks amazing.
My ex’s mom said to bath in ginger too! I use ginger tea bags.