It’s cold outside. Use our warming soups to nourish your body and draw energy into your digestive tract to help digest your food properly. If you have a healthy digestive tract, you will have less stress on your body. Healthy intestines will boost your immune system so you won’t catch colds during Cold and Flu Season.
A healthy digestive tract also helps keep your skin and hair healthy.
Here are two recipes to help you stay healthy and happy during those cold winter days and nights.
Warming Buckwheat Soup Recipe
- 4 cups water
- ½ cup buckwheat
- 2 cups cabbage chopped
- 2 cups butternut squash, chopped
- 2 small onions
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 strip wakame seaweed
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp parsley to garnish
Roast the buckwheat, by stirring in a skillet over medium heat until it turns golden brown and smells toasty. Sautee onions in olive oil for 4-5 minutes. Bring the water to boil with squash and wakame (cut in small pieces); dd buckwheat and cabbage, simmer for ten minutes. Add onions, salt and parsley. Serve with fresh dill.
White Bean and Vegetable Soup
- 1 small rutabaga, diced
- 2 parsnips, sliced
- 3 carrots diced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup white navy beans, soaked for 2 hours
- 6 cups water
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped, to garnish
- 2-3 fresh scallions, sliced, to garnish
Place the kombu on the bottom of the soup pot, top with beans, add celery and water. Bring to boil, reduce hit and simmer for 50- 60 minutes until beans soft. Meanwhile sautee onions for 5 minutes in olive oil, add carrots, parsnip, rutabaga and sautee for more 10 minutes. Combine all ingredients in the soup pot, simmer for 3 minutes. Serve with cilantro and sliced scallions.
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©Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Counselor and Coach