Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soothing Soup

With colds, flu, and tummy bugs rolling around, I have been keeping a steadfast supply of homemade and store bought chicken stock on hand. With an upset tummy, I decided it was time for a quick batch of soothing soup. It's an easy soup to put together, and oh so soothing on an upset stomach.
  • 32 ounces chicken or vegetable stock (homemade is preferred)
  • Four 5 inch strips of dried seaweed (Alaria - Wakame was used for this soup)
  • 1 cup cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup cut celery
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup diced mushrooms of choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 2 large cloves pressed garlic
Bring above ingredients to boil and add
  • rice noodles or quinoa
Boil until noodles have cooked and enjoy.

Why seaweed? Seaweeds are rich in vitamins and minerals. With Wakame type seaweeds, you add vitamins such as: Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and even some Omega 3s.
A soup such as this one delivers a variety of vitamins and minerals, while remaining easy on the digestive system.

*optional: omit rice, and add other vegetables of choice such as chopped kale, diced squash, onion, beets and more. Crack open an egg or two into the boiling soup to add protein to your dish.