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