No matter the weather, my family and I are pretty committed to going outside and having a blast year round.
But when you’re out under the open sky during the colder months, it’s vital to nourish your system with the best herbs, foods and fluids that your budget allows. With that in mind, one thing we LOVE to make in our house is a nutrient-rich, herb-infused soup from the old country.
You can’t really go wrong with broth-based soups when you’re sick, but there are some that work faster and more effectively than others because of the healing nature of their ingredients.
The healing soup recipe below is a real crowd-pleaser that is super tasty and extremely good for you…
The Italian herbs in this recipe are famous for their ability to open up your respiratory system while soothing the lining of your throat and any chest congestion. The turmeric and black pepper duo work together to bring down inflammation all over your body and both the garlic and ginger help to fight off the presence of any bacterial or viral infections!
Meanwhile, the whole veggies provide a wide range of vitamins and minerals to nourish your body back to health quickly. (While that’s not a guarantee, it has been our experience. We make a big pot full and eat it during any mealtime.)
This delicious soup packs a serious healing punch!
• 1/2 tsp turmeric
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1 tsp rosemary
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tsp sage
• 1 tsp basil
• 1 bay leaf
• 3 cloves of garlic
• Ginger (measured to your liking)
• 1/2 onion diced
• 2 carrots chopped
• 2 zucchini chopped
• 12 oyster mushrooms quartered
• 3 medium potatoes chopped
• 1 bunch of kale
• 3 tbsp olive oil
• Sea Salt (to taste)
Sauté onions, garlic and ginger in olive oil until fragrant
Add mushrooms, carrots, and zucchini. Cook until zucchini is soft enough to pierce with a fork
Add all herbs and the potatoes. Fill the pot with water, until vegetables are fully covered. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for about 45 minutes
Add kale. Cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes
- Salt to taste
Grab a bowl and spoon and eat up all the healing benefits this wonderful soup has to offer!
Host of Healing Kitchen: Let Food Be Thy Medicine
& Founder of The Sacred Science