This new year has really been a kicker for this family. Thad and I have both been sick TWICE in the last month and it’s been nasty.
The first time around little man had the Norovirus and I had the flu (or vice versa, I’m not really sure anymore) and this time we both have the flu and colds, that we likely caught from a visit to the Urgent Care (argh).
Doesn’t he look so sad? This is from the first time around.
In order to fend off our sickness we’ve been upping our vitamin D3 intake, taking our PB-8 (pro-biotics) and belly-flopping all over Alicia’s Magical Healing Soup.
Not only is this soup easy to make but it’s de-li-cious. It’s brothy, filled with fresh veggies you already have in your fridge (if you’re that kind of fridge person) and is so filling and warming that you need to basically double the recipe even if it’s just for two people (we eat out out of these really big bowls because we can’t get enough).
A couple of changes I make to the recipe (because I’m a show off) is I use Bragg’s Aminos instead of Shoyu and I use a ton of yellow miso paste to give the broth more flavor. You can also add bean sprouts and some toasted nori. YUM.
Tip: for the miso, make sure you remove some of the broth to dilute the miso before adding to the hot soup. This helps make sure the miso retains all of it’s goodness for the soup.
What’s really great about this is the Hubs can make it too! There’s really no way to mess up the recipe and it only takes 20-30 minutes when it’s all said and done.
So give it a try the next time you’re sick. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s what it looks like on the stove. YUM.
And here’s what it looks like with the extra fixings.