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Flu and Cold Season Soup

During the cold and flu season, this healing soup can act as both a preventative and as a remedy. Full of naturally healing foods, like garlic, ginger and probiotic-rich miso ( I used the non-soy, chickpea kind,) this soup is also easy on the stomach for those times when viruses hit the digestive system. Kombu is a nutritious seaweed, available in health food stores. Read more about kombu’s properties here.

Cold and Flu Soup Recipe

Flu and Cold Season Soup

By Dr. Anastasia Published: December 14, 2013

  • Yield: 1 large pot (5-7 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 42 mins

During the cold and flu season, this healing soup can act as both a preventative and as a remedy. Full of naturally healing foods, …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion in oil for about 4 minutes.
  2. Put brown rice, kombu, the sauteed onion and the mushrooms into a large pot. Cover with 8 glasses of water, bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. When the soup is simmering, dice the garlic and let it sit for a few minutes.
  4. Add garlic, ginger and parsley and cayenne to the soup and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the rice is cooked.
  5. Let the soup stand uncovered for 5 minutes to cool. Throw away the kombu, getting it with a fork.
  6. Obtain one cup of soup liquid, stir the miso paste into it. Mix to combine. Pour the miso into the soup. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  7. Let the soup stand, covered, to develop flavor for 7-10 minutes. Serve.
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About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition, speaks four languages, starred on a yoga TV show, produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs, and is a mother of a kindergartner and twin toddlers. Dr. Anastasia loves doing crafts with her children and sharing her easy healthy recipes and knowledge of health and food with mothers to help them raise healthier families.
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  • Leidy

    I love making soups and stews during winter time and I am always looking for new recipes. I’m definitely saving this recipe for later.

    • http://healthymamainfo.com healthymama

      I’ve been told that this is a great-tasting soup, whether you are sick or not.

  • http://gravatar.com/tcarolinep Jessie C.

    I would love to try this recipe this weekend, it’s cold here, brrrrr