Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recipes: Get Well Soon Soup

For any of my readers who've wondered where I've been over the last week+, I've been fighting one of the worst fever/flu/sinus colds I've had since College. This is a soup my husband made for me chock full of wellness goodies that set me on a path to recovery... I love my hubby!

The Brighter the Color Veggies the Better
  • Red Quinoa (protein, iron),
  • Purple Kale (iron, vitamin A),
  • Rent Lentils (protein, iron, fiber),
  • Purple Potatoes (anti-oxidants),
  • Red and Yellow Onions (lung health, fights infection),
  • Lots of Garlic (immune system),
  • Fresh Parsley (vit C, K, A, and iron),
  • Fresh Cilantro (fights infection and viruses, digestion), 
  • Celery (calcium, helps eliminate body wastes through urine,),
  • Brussels Sprouts (iron, Vit. C),
  • LOTS OF (icky) Shitake Mushrooms (great immune system boosters!)
  • a bag of frozen organic green beans/corn/lima bean/carrots,
  • lots of Jalapenos (spicy for sinuses, Vit. C, and digestion),
  • Tomatoes (potassium),
  • Vegan Bouillon (flavor),
  • Salt/Pepper to taste.
Wash and chop everything up, throw into pot with as much water as needed/to preferred broth consistency, bring to boil, then simmer for 45+ minutes until lentils are soft, stirring occasionally.

*My husband also read that to help speed up recovery time you should STAY AWAY from Bragg's Liquid Aminos (what I usually use to salt most of my food)... this is because several amino acids actually help feed viruses... I didn't know that!