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Healing Soup

This healing soup is the simplest of soups and as a result, it's easily digested by the body. Plus, it's made with healthy and flavourful ingredients so it's actually pretty tasty too - which is a total bonus because being sick sucks and at least your tastebuds can have a little enjoyment. Makes 3 to 4 portions.
Course: Soup
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: gluten-free, kid-friendly, nut-free, pasta, rice & grains, vegetables, yeast-free
Author: ness

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger (finely minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 carrots (1/2" diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice (optional)
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock (see recipe note)
  • Salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put all the ingredients into a medium sized pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour covered until vegetables are very soft. Season with salt to taste.
Obviously, homemade stock is ideal but I used bouillon cubes for the soup pictured here.  I love organic low-sodium chicken and vegetable bouillon cubes from Harvest Sun. They're gluten-free and yeast-free too.  For a vegan/vegetarian version, use vegetable stock. Also, I like to add sweet potato or other root vegetables like parsnips, but honestly, I just use whatever combination I have that's handy.