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It’s that time of year. Everyone I know is getting sick. Some have the flu. Some have a cold, and others swear it’s just allergies. You know who you are…

About a year ago, a friend and coworker recommended that I make this soup for my sickly boyfriend, and it was a total hit! Now I just leave this recipe stuck to my fridge in case of sudden illness. You should do the same.

If you’re feeling a little under the weather or maybe just cold because of the weather, then give this Seriously Healing Soup a try. It’s incredibly easy to make, and you can dress it up however you like 🙂

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Seriously Healing Soup [Vegetarian] [Paleo]

By Shannon of

Serves 5-6


  • 2 tablespoons butter (or other cooking oil)
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 whole head of garlic (at least) plus 3 extra cloves
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (at least) plus extra to finish
  • diced chicken (optional)
  • chopped leafy greens or other vegetables (optional)
  • splash of vinegar or lemon juice
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat.
  2. Add diced onion, celery, carrots, and a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Saute for about five minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  4. Meanwhile chop up all of the garlic, setting aside 3 cloves that are finely minced.
  5. Add garlic to vegetables, saute one more minute, and add stock, thyme, and chopped leafy greens or other vegetables.
  6. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add cooked chicken if using, a splash of vinegar or lemon juice, and season with sea salt and pepper.
  8. Turn off the heat and taste the broth for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  9. For those who are under the weather add the remaining finely minced raw garlic and sprinkle in some extra thyme for good measure.
  10. Serve piping hot.

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