Hello and welcome to my blog,
Today I want to share with you my recipe for a delicious warming soup.
Immune Boosting vegetable coconut soup
What you need
Your favourite soup pot. I’m using a 8 litre pot for this ratio of ingredients.
Enough fresh raw vegetables to 3/4 fill the pot when they are peeled and cut into bite size pieces. These include carrots, pumpkin, onion, sweet potatoes, peas, cabbage, broccoli, beans, whatever you have in the garden.
5 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes or chilli to taste
1 tablespoon Golden Zing Tea formula. Contains turmeric, ginger and black pepper.
1/2 cup of cashew nuts or nuts of your choice.
3 tablespoons monounsaturated oil such as olive oil or macadamia nut oil.
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sea salt ( or more or less. salt to taste)
1 litre of coconut milk liquid.
How to make soup
Heat pot on stove with slices of garlic, olive oil, sea salt, golden zing mix, chilli, and allow to soften for a few minutes. Then add the peeled and cut up vegetables all together and stir.
Allow the vegetables to simmer in the pot for about fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.
Then pour in the coconut milk making sure it covers the vegetables. Add in the cashew nuts and apple cider vinegar at this stage too. Place a lid on the pot. Turn the heat right down so its gently simmering.
Allow to simmer on the stove stirring for about one or two hours. You can leave it simmering for up to three hours before you eat this soup, it just gets softer and more yummy.
Add more flavours you like to this soup if desired. And also add freshly sliced shallots, parsley, mint and fresh herbs when you serve.
Today we are serving this soup with some delicious warm cheesy gluten free muffins and having a glass of wine too!
How does this soup boost your immunity?
The garlic is super healthy as we know it purifies blood and strengthens the body, its a cardio tonic and also is a super antioxidant.
Most vegetables have immunity in themselves. Yes its true, plants have their own immunity to fight bugs and diseases and when we eat vegetables we are generally boosting our own immunity too. The autumn winter vegetables choices of brassicas, such as Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli and rocket all have immune boost and antioxidant properties. Onions are my favourite with silicylic acid that pulls poisons and foreign particles out of the body cleansing and strengthening the body. When we add chilli we are striping poisons such as viruses, and toxins from the digestive tract every time we eat chilli. We are also boosting our metabolism which in turn has a faster reaction rate to toxins and that means when we have a faster metabolism we have a faster reaction time with our immune system. No sluggishness. Ginger and turmeric have super antioxidant effects and help the liver cope much better with detoxification. Every vegetable soup you make is a winner. The cashew nuts are some good protein in there to help balance the soup and adding coconut milk is a winner for flavour, strengthening and nourishing your body and protecting your cells from damage as we eat this antioxidant rich soup.
STAY HEALTHY IN THIS COOLER WEATHER
Call us to chat about your herbal needs. We operate here from Tuesday to Saturday each week and you can phone us and chat about your herbal needs for free. These 15 minute chats help you decide what you need with our free naturopathic advice. We offer the same service at Eumundi Markets each week and when you see us at an event. So make the most of this service and let us help you!
Herbs to consider adding to your Kitchen this time of the year are immunity boosting formulas, herbals to stop the onset of illness and to prevent winter ills and chills kicking in. Our herbal immunity blend is Ganoderma / reishi mushroom with astragalus, olive leaf, echinacea and cats claw… Take a small dose daily as the weather cools down and prevent viruses, colds, flus and coughs from entering your body! we have this formula in 250ml . 500ml and 1 litre bottles for you to take home.
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Eumundi Markets every Saturday come and see us. Its wet this weekend but Tam and Dom will be there on Saturday. We will also be at Byron Spirit Festival Saturday afternoon and evening plus all day Sunday. So come and see us there for herbal first aid services by donation at Byron Spirit Festival.
The Planting Festival Woodfordia May 2nd till 6th. The Medicineroom stall is there operating our community clinics and also our herbal first aid services. Dom is presenting a whopping six times across the event. So ,take your booking for one of our hot beverage workshops, come to the free herbal first aid talk and then book into our 1 hour herbal first aid course for $12 a person where you do herbal first aid and also take home some medicines to add to your first aid kit!
Make your own Herbal medicines at home workshop in Maleny May 24th.
This is our latest workshop. At the verandah room at Maleny Community centre $80 per person includes vegetarian lunch. 10am till 3pm. YOU need to bring a couple of glass jars with lids to take home your goodies.
Learn to make herbal medicines at home to help boost your immunity and stay healthy in winter. Fun hands on workshop.
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Love and light Dominique Livkamal
MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!