Kick Your Cold With Magical Healing Soup

As requested on facebook – Magical Healing Soup!

From Alicia  Silverstone’s book – The Kind Diet this soup is perfect for those days you are feeling a little under the weather. Like I am today – and have been since Thursday night. I woke up Friday knowing I shouldn’t eat anything BUT this soup – so after a great veggie filled shopping trip I did just that.

It’s different each time I make it, so there really isn’t a *recipe* per se, but I’ll post what I have done…and if you want Alicia’s recipe, I recommend buying the book. 🙂 And check out her website for more recipes, ideas, even giveaways, and a fantastic forum full of others trying to make healthier choices.


6 cups of water in a large pot

6 tsp VE Epicure or Thrive Vegetarian Bouillion (I used to use the store stuff but it has sugar in it…)

3 carrots, chopped

1/4 daikon, in large chunks (they had this at wal-mart….I’d never even heard of or noticed it before)

1/4 red onion, chopped

1/4 yellow onion, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

A handful of broccoli florets

3-5 Mushrooms, chopped

1 leek sliced (I LOVE leeks)

1-2 Baby bok choy, chopped (I add this at the end when I’ve turned off the stove

Ginger juice to taste – I have store bought minced ginger but was able to press the spoon into the jar and squeeze out some of the juice. I also put some of the actual ginger into the soup.

Shoyu to taste – I am making the switch gradually to healthier versions of certain ingredients so for now I just used soy sauce

I boiled the first 6 ingredients for about 15 minutes, then added everything else for about 5-7 minutes more….

In Alicia’s version of this soup she recommends topping the soup with watercress, mochi, and nori.

**You can add potatoes, sweet potato, squash, zucchini,  bean sprouts, etc. Just use what you’ve got or try something new!**

0 thoughts on “Kick Your Cold With Magical Healing Soup

  1. Chansy

    in case you ever wanted to try, watercress would probably be really yummy, growing up we used to eat (garden) cress sandwiches and they are delicious. Cress has a peppery flavor and the health benefits are ridiculous it is just packed with goodness!!


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