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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Asian Style Healing Broth

Asian style soup

Do you love soup? 
This Asian style healing broth is just what the doctored ordered. I like to warm up with a bowl of Asian style broth, especially when I'm feeling a little under the weather with a cold or the sniffles.

Ginger, Ginger Tea, Hot Drink, Drink
Ginger, garlic, turmeric, and onions are the key powerful immune builders in this easy soup.

A generous amount of freshly grated ginger imparts a mildly spicy heat, while turmeric adds some rich looking color and antioxidants. 

Garlic, Organic, Fresh, Vegetable

Garlic and onions contain "allicin" which may be instrumental in building the immune system and protecting against certain kinds of cancers. Real herbs and spices may be some of the key components in helping with healing. 

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Baby Bok Choy is flavorful in Soup

In general, I find that soup makes me feel better, is satisfying,  delicious, and easy to digest, especially a light soup such as this one. 

House, Snowfall, Winter, Front Door

Whether I am living in a cold snowy climate (such as Pennsylvania) or living in Sunny Miami (which I where I winter now), I still crave soup!! 

Thin, Sea, Fence, Water, Vacation

Regardless of the climate, I still WANT and NEED soup!

Asian style healing soup, mushrooms,

Asian style soups cook up quickly so it can be made last minute. This soup is set to pressure cook for 4 minutes. Use any kind of mushrooms.  

1 cup of sliced onion
4 cloves of chopped garlic
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger (or more to taste)
1/2 cup of sliced celery
1/2 cup carrots, cut in match sticks
1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of ground garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon of cracked pepper
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
Small handful of Gluten Free spaghetti, broken in half
4 cups of vegetable broth
3 cups of water
2 bay leaves
2 cups of sliced mushrooms
a small bunch of baby Bok Choy 

Add ginger, garlic, onions, carrots, and celery to the insert liner in the Instant Pot. Press sauté and add 1/4 cup of water and allow vegetables to sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring. Add turmeric, garlic powder, black pepper, parsley, vegetable broth, spaghetti, bay leaves, water, mushrooms and Bok Choy. Press to pressure cook for 4 minutes. When done, manually release pressure according to manufacturers directions. When all steam is released, carefully remove lid. Taste and add salt if needed. Remove bay leaves before serving.

1. I have been cooking oil-free for almost a year. It is amazing to sauté in water or broth and skip the oil and the high calories. 
2. Bay leaves add a nice flavor to soup but remove before eating the soup.

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  1. I like ginger in my daily broth too. Bok Choy is very delicious in soups or as a stirfry.

  2. Those spices are my favourites! This soup looks delicious!

  3. I love healthy soups and need to try this one using spices I don't normally use. Thanks for the recipe! Enjoy the nice weather!

  4. Many thanks for sharing this recipe, a lovely mix of ingredients.

    All the best Jan

  5. Love soups and broths. This looks terrific -- love the ginger in it. Thanks!

  6. Hi Judee, I make a soup very similar to this only I put in organic tofu and miso paste as well. Know your recipe will be tops, as after all you're a soup maven.

  7. oh yes me too re cooking in water not oil. i use very little oil if any and just saute in water. tastes nearly as good :-) this soup looks very soothing.

  8. I could eat soup almost every night!

  9. I love your soup!!....looks delicious and so healthy!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

  10. Well, anything with mushrooms in it looks good to me! As always, I enjoy seeing close-ups of the ingredients. The baby bok choy is especially picturesque. Also, your house looks beautiful in the snow -- even if you're now in sunny Florida. :)

  11. This delicious soup is so nourishing. Packed with turmeric and spices to help you feel better soon. Stay well and take care

  12. Your soup reminds me of the amazing sukiyaki that Son's girlfriend makes. So delicious and nourishing!

    You clearly have the best of both worlds with your homes, Judee. Your PA home in the snow is beautiful but sun, warmth, and water also win. :-)


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