I was just bragging about how I hadn’t been sick for so long, just to wind up sick. Once I started to feel the mucus take over my throat and nose, I decided to fight it with hot soup, hot tea, and any and everything HOT. I am doing my best to stay on a budget and not overspend like I usually to do on groceries.
I went through my fridge, freezer, and pantry looking for any and everything that could go inside of a soup. I didn’t have to spend a dime, and I didn’t have to go to the grocery store looking a hot, sick mess.
If you have onion powder instead of garlic powder, I would recommend using that over garlic powder. Garlic is known to cause more mucus, despite popular belief.
I made this recipe twice in one week because I ended up passing the cold on to my husband. When we made it the second time, and I actually took pics, he wanted garlic, corn, lima beans, and tomatoes; however, feel free to go crazy with turmeric!
- 5 cups of water
- 2-3 tsp of better than bouillon/vegetable bouillon cubes
- 2 tsp of vegan butter
- 1 white onion
- 1 cabbage head
- 1/4 cup of peas
- 1 broccoli head
- 5-6 bok choy
- 5-6 celery sticks, chopped
- 5-6 mushrooms, sliced
Begin by adding seasoning and bring your broth to a light boil.
Add your diced onions, peppers, and the seeds of the peppers for additional flavor.
Chop and prep the other ingredients. Keep adding to the broth as you go.
You want to use my recipe as a loose reference. I highly recommend you deviate as necessary to fit your needs. If you have other ingredients in your fridge, get creative, and save money.
The trick to adding your ingredients to the broth is to add by considering which ingredients take the longest to soften and adding those to your soup first.
All frozen ingredients should be second to last.
Leafy greens and cabbage should be added last.
Taste your broth and season to taste. Let the soup to simmer for 15-20 mins and serve.
Share pics if you make some at home! What’s your favorite kind of comfort soup when you’re sick?
peace & light,