Healing Soup Recipe

Submitted By: Rosemarie from Union Grove.

Healing Soup Notes

This is from a book called "Food Doctor" that we found at our local library's annual used book sale. We like to put a dollop of soft fresh cheese or grate some cheddar into the center of our soup bowls befor ladeling in the hot soup. Like most soups the variations are endless.

Ingredients
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 14 ounce can chickpeas
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 strands saffron
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Serves / Yields

8 to 10 servings

Preparation Instructions
  1. Dice celery& onion. Peel & dice potatoes & carrots. Dice tomatoes, remove seeds.
  2. Simmer 1 1/2 C. veggie stock with onions for a few min.
  3. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon, curry, turmeric, cayenne, & ginger into about 2 T. of veggie stock. Mix well.
  4. Add to simmering stock and onions.
  5. Pour the rest of the veggie stock into the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
  6. Add potatoes,tomatoes, celery & carrots. Simmer till carrots are tender. 7 Pour in chickpeas, saffron & lemon juice, bring back to a simmer. Enjoy
Helpful Hints

If you'd like to add barley be sure to increase liquid to twice the amt. of barley. Sometimes vary by using sweet potato for 1/2 the amt. of potatoe.

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