Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth

Tis the season for colds, flus, and sickey germs everywhere.

This soup is the perfect antidote to all that.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

It’s so easy to make by just chopping up veggies, putting them into a pot, covering with water, and letting it simmer for an hour or two.

It’s a supremely flexible soup in terms of the ingredients. If you don’t like one of the ingredients, can’t find it, or don’t have it on hand, omit it, no biggie. Have something else you think would be better? Great, try it.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

I make this soup for both the broth and the soup. I’d rather sip on a cup of warm broth than coffee when I feel my throat getting a little scratchy or when I have a weird I may be coming down with something feeling.

It makes about 6 quarts, and I usually strain off one or two quarts of just broth. It’s amazing how fast it goes when I sip on this instead of tea or coffee during the day.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

I chose every ingredient for a specific reason based on the healing properties. The trace micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals in the broth are so soothing and comforting when I feel a little off. After just sipping on one cup, I literally feel a renewed energy. Plants, they really do a body good.

The soup is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, Paleo-friendly, New Year’s Resolutions-friendly, and really just an all-around a soup that can do no wrong.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

It’s mild in taste, with a very minor punch from the ginger, and you can control how much punch there is based on how long you let the piece of ginger simmer before removing it.

Although there’s both an onion and a leek, there’s no overt oniony flavor.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

Just chop all the veggies, add everything all at once to the pot, cover with water, and you’re done.

Fast, easy, nothing fussy. My kind of recipe.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

Like all soups, adjusting the salt to taste is important.

I’m extremely sodium sensitive and don’t salt the soup as a whole, but I add a couple shakes to the bowls of my family before serving, and it works just fine.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

Because there’s no noodles, animal protein, tofu, nuts, or anything besides soft, simmered vegetables, it’s a light soup that’s easily digestible, although hearty enough to fill you as it warms you from the inside out.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

In no way is this a comprehensive list of benefits, but the highlights for each ingredient follow:

Carrots – Rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A helps with ocular health and assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver.

Onions and Leeks – The phytochemicals in onions improve how Vitamin C works, so you get improved immunity, and they reduce inflammation. Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.

Bok Choy – Packed with vitamins A, C, and K. One cup of cooked bok choy provides more than 100% of the recommended dietary allowance of A, and close to two-thirds the RDA of C and K.

Sweet Potatoes and Yams – Contain Vitamin D, which is critical for immune system and overall health. Vitamin D is both a vitamin and a hormone, and is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight, but this time of year it can be tricky. Depleted D levels can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Also a great source of B6, Vit C, iron, and magnesium. which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral.

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

Mushrooms – Improved immune system function and a powerful antioxidant, great source of fiber, and aid in cardiovascular health. Provide a plant-based meaty quality.

Lemons – High in Vit C, they have strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting properties. They contain 22 anti-cancer compounds, and they’re alkaline-forming to help restore and balance body pH. Natural diuretic and good for digestion.

Ginger – Anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial. Reduces all symptoms associated with motion sickness including vomiting, dizziness, nausea, and cold sweats.

Coconut Oil – The lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi, helping to stave off infections.  In addition to helping with the immune system, it’s great for hair, skin, nails, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, aids in weight loss by helping digestion and regulating metabolism.

Turmeric –  A natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it can work as well anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects. It’s a natural painkiller, cox-2 inhibitor, and natural liver detoxifier. It gives anything it’s cooked with a bright yellow glow.

immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, GF) - Easy soup that's healthy, nourishing, and keeps you healthy!  Bye-bye germs!

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Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

This soup is so easy to make and it's a very flexible recipe. If you don't like, don't have, or can't find a certain ingredient, omit it or substitute with something similar. Every ingredient used has healing properties, and the trace micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals in the broth are so soothing and comforting when I feel a little off, and after just sipping on one cup, I literally feel renewed energy. It's a light soup that's easily digestible, although it's hearty enough to fill you as it warms you from the inside out. Like all soups, adjusting the salt to taste is important. I don't salt the whole pot, but instead salt individual bowls. I keep about 2 quarts for just broth, and the rest I treat as vegetable soup. A batch can be frozen for up to 6 months, and it's great to have on hand.

Yield: about 6 quarts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Total Time: about 2 hours

Ingredients:

3 carrots, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
1 medium/large sweet white onion, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
1 medium/large leek,  peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks; use white and pale green parts, discard dark green or leafy parts
1 baby bok choy, chopped into 1-inch chunks; discard top portion of jagged leaves (may substitute by using about half of full-size bok choy)
2 medium or 1 large sweet potatoes or yams, unpeeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
8 ounces white mushrooms, stems removed and quartered
juice of 1 medium/large lemon
2 to 3-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, added whole and removed midway through simmering (1 tablespoon ground ginger may be substituted)
2 to 3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
salt, to taste; add before, during, or after simmering
about 6 quarts water, or to nearly the top of your pot, leaving about 1-inch headspace

Directions:

  1. In a large stockpot (I used a large Le Creuset Cast-Iron Dutch Oven), combine all ingredients through black pepper.
  2. Soup may be salted before, during, or after simmering; your choice when you want to salt it. I don't salt the whole pot and let each family member salt their own bowl, to taste.
  3. Fill pot with water, about 6 quarts, leaving about 1 inch headspace.
  4. Simmer covered over medium heat for about 1 hour. Taste soup and based on your preference for ginger intensity, remove the piece of ginger and discard.
  5. Simmer soup for about 90 to 120 minutes total or until all vegetables are very soft and flavors have married. During simmering, if broth level looks low or is reducing too much, add a few additional cups of water, as needed.
  6. Serve immediately. I drain about 2 quarts worth of broth, and the rest is vegetable soup. Soup will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Optionally, add other vegetables, noodles, proteins, etc. based on taste preference.

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82 Responses to “Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup and Broth”

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    Ksenija @ With An Open Mind — January 13, 2014 at 12:35 am

    I always love a good broth when I am thick. It can be homemade chicken or vegetable broth, only the letter is harder to prepare. Thanks for this awesome recipe. I love the addition of ginger and spices, it will definitely make you sweat all the bad guys out. Have a beautiful day, lady!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 4:09 am

      it will definitely make you sweat all the bad guys out <—-indeed! :)

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    Ellen — January 13, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Chicken soup for the vegetarian soul;) Looks excellent!

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    Liz S. — January 13, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Excellent, soothing mix of ingredients for a cure-all soup!

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — January 13, 2014 at 3:08 am

    This looks so packed with immune boosters that I feel lit working, by just reading this post :)

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — January 13, 2014 at 3:47 am

    This soup looks like the picture of health!
    Cheesy..but true.
    I am totally loving the bok choy and tumeric addition here. Not super common in veggie soups, but two of my fav things!
    Plus, I am in love with your scratched up board. Love this recipe!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 4:07 am

      Thanks for noticing my board! I paid a small fortune for it. It’s about 220 years old! :)

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    Madison — January 13, 2014 at 4:09 am

    I’ve been looking for a brothy soup recipe and it’s a plus that it has immune boosting powers. Thanks so much, Averie!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 13, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I’ve been so sick this fall/winter (those kiddos!), I need a big bowl of this goodness!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 4:28 am

      And my daughter is bringing it all home, too! ugh

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    Christy@SweetandSavoring — January 13, 2014 at 4:41 am

    How did you know that this is exactly what I need? Especially with the ginger, citrus, and coconut oil- oh yum! Yay for cozy soups :)

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — January 13, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Wow! With an ingredient line-up like this, it is practically medicine:) I love this recipe and the fact that we have most of this on hand from our CSA right now. My daughter woke up with a cough, so looks like I am going to be making some asap!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 5:00 am

      I think everyone’s kids are bringing home all the germs after the holiday break! Great you have lots of this in your CSA! Perfect way to use it up!

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen — January 13, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I needed this soup last week when I was fighting a cold! I love all the health properties and how you broke down what each ingredient is doing.

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    Paula — January 13, 2014 at 5:44 am

    This is a great looking soup (and I love all the other related recipes too). I especially like your choice of veggies and the spices…ginger sounds like a wonderful addition, and the turmeric gives it such a nice color. I am looking forward to making this–it will smell so good simmering on the stove Friday!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      This is totally you Paula. I can see you making this and enjoying it! LMK what you think!

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    Cookbook Queen — January 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Love all those pretty fresh veggies!!

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    Tieghan — January 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

    This looks so good, Averie. I love veggie based soups like this!! Great color and all the veggies you packed in here are perfect!

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    Helen @ Scrummy Lane — January 13, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Beautiful photos! They say that the more colourful your food, the healthier it must be!

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — January 13, 2014 at 6:30 am

    This is just what I needed! This soup looks so wonderful and full of flavor averie! I’m sure my hubby is going to love the immune boosting part!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — January 13, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Mmmm. Veggie soup. Definitely a ‘feel better’ soup. Your pictures are so pretty! Makes me want to dive right in.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Averie, I am loving this soup! You’ve selected all the best ingredients with regard to nutrient-rich and immune boosting. I’m big on coconut oil (1 tbsp. per day) and taking turmeric supplements, but it is always nice to incorporate it into recipes. Not only is this soup good for us, but, by its very nature of ingredient properties, it is like the fountain of youth! It will keep us all cozy as well as beautiful, healthy and young. Gorgeous photography, too. Thanks for sharing, m’lady! xo P.S. I need one of those shabby boards for photography!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks for the great comment and I agree with everything you said! Getting the nutrients via the actual foods is so helpful. And the board, thanks for noticing it. It’s over 200 years old and was quite a gem to get my hands on :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 13, 2014 at 7:28 am

    How can something good for you be so flavorful? LOVE!

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    Lizthechef — January 13, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I feel healthier just reading your post, Averie ;) Seriously, this is a terrific recipe -

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks, Liz! And I want some of your bread pudding – it’s one of my fave desserts!

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    Katie — January 13, 2014 at 7:57 am

    LOVE this !!!!

    I’m a huge soup fan and I bet this would be wonderful made in a slow cooker. I rarely use turmeric anymore after a long obsession with indian food, but I have been craving it lately. And you can never go wrong with ginger.

    All those veggies – I love it!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      You could totally do this in a slow cooker. The night I made it, I was literally coming down with something and didn’t even want to wait for it to slow cook. I couldn’t wait to dig in after about 90 mins! I didn’t know you had a long obsession with Indian food?! Learn something new every day!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This is great. I don’t typically add ginger, turmeric and coconut oil to my veg stock, but it definitely sounds like a good idea with all of the sickness floating around right now. I have yet to get sick this winter, and I want to keep it that way :)!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      My daughter brings it all home, every day, so consider yourself lucky you haven’t gotten anything yet this year! But thankfully it hasn’t been too bad…yet :)

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    Jackie {The Beeroness} — January 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    That looks so perfect for a cold day. And I totally believe in the power or ginger for immunity.

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — January 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Easy soups are fantastic! Love this veggie packed one! Pinned!

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    annie @ chase that i love — January 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Wonderful! This reminds me of a soup my mother used to make when I was a kid. It was one of my favorites because of the huge chunks of vegetables. I think I might need to make this for her next time she comes down.

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    Caroline @ Pass the Cocoa — January 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This looks so simple yet delicious and wholesome, Averie! Is it the tumeric that gives it the yellow color?

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — January 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    It is perfect soup weather! Looks warm and nuticious! Yum!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I love EVERYTHING about this! And with the cooler weather here in SF, we could really use this. And gorgeous Le Creuset. I just bought the red one the other day!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      The night I made this, we had just just recently got home from Aruba, it was freezing, I was getting sick, Skylar was getting sick, and I was like here goes! It totally hit the spot and we had leftovers for half a week – perfect!

      And that LeCreuset is like 10 years old! My mother gave it to me like 10 houses/apartments ago, seriously, and at the time I was not into cooking much of anything and thought WHAT am I going to do with this thing. Well, I use it 1x a month and love it. Congrats on your red one! I need a shallow baking dish like you have. I need to go hit up TJ Maxx :)

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      • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

        I love that your Le Creuset is that old and is still in mint condition! And TJ Maxx (and Marshall’s sometimes) have the best deals. Now I want to go shopping and stock-up!

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    Katy — January 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    That “coming down with something” feeling is the worst and I definitely crave hot liquids during that time. This veggie soup looks like the perfect antidote as I find coffee and tea unappealing when I’m sick for some reason. Pinned!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks for pinning & I am totally turned off by coffee & tea when I’m sick or coming down with something, too!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    We all need a recipe like this!

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    Kira @ The Healthable Old Soul — January 13, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Just what we need for the season of colds! I love all the things you added into this soup even including coconut oil!!! Bokchoy is so good with everything and ginger – a great addition!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      I love bok choy and this is a way to add lots of it to a recipe :)

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    Nikki — January 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I think this would be great if you blended it up to a creamy soup in the blender! I must point out that I noticed that there was an orange fleshed sweet potato in the picture of all the veggies chopped up in the pot, but the other pictures show a yellow/white fleshed one :)Have you ever tried Asian/Indian/Japanese sweet potatoes? I love them! They are much much dryer, denser, and sweeter than the orange and yellow type!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Right after I got done with the photo, I noticed a small lone orange sweet potato in my cupboard so tossed it in too.

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      • Nikki replied: — January 14th, 2014 at 10:37 am

        Haha, aww, wouldn’t have wanted him to be left out of the fun ;)

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — January 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Oh this is perfect for this time of year! It just looks like it warms your soul and has vitamins and nutrients out the wazoo. I’m tempted to make a big batch and pass it out tomorrow in the office. Heard more than a few sniffles today…

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      I heard more than a few sniffles today…everywhere I went! I know what you mean!

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    Avra-Sha Faohla — January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    If you have a weird you may be coming down with something feeling, then maybe you really ARE coming down with something weird. ;)

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    Jordan Younger @ The Blonde Vegan — January 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Averie – I am SO glad I just came across your site via Pinterest (those Peanut Butter Monster Cookie Bars…. Holy YUM) because it is fabulous. I am going to be clicking around all night, I can already tell. This soup recipe is fantastic. Exactly what I needed to see right now, as I have some sickies in the family to take care of tomorrow. Thanks for being awesome! I will be a new regular around here :)

    Xo,

    Jordan

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 13th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      thanks for stopping by, saying hi, & for being so upbeat and for wanting to follow along…that’s awesome :)

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    Annalise — January 14, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Your timing is perfect! I am rarely sick, but have been down the past 4 days with some sort of fever/cough/scratchy throat. I’m so tired of drinking tea! Will defnitely make this today and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 14th, 2014 at 8:12 am

      Ok great – please do LMK how it goes!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 15th, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Ugh feel better soon & lmk how the soup goes!

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    ARthur in the Garden! — January 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Yummy! I usually eat egg drop soup if I am sick but this would be a great homemade option!

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    vanillasugarblog — January 14, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Ginger is so so good for you and your immune system.
    Wonderful, healthy broth Av!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    A big bowl of this soup is just what I need, love the fresh ginger and turmeric!

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — January 15, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Love it! Totally off topic, but you have the cutest bowls and food props, especially after scrolling through your “Related Posts” tab. Next time you have a garage sale, let me know so I can head down your way!

    P.S. – The post says “boy choy” instead of bok choy in one place. Silly autocorrect!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 15th, 2014 at 12:23 am

      I fixed boy choy…thanks for noticing :)

      Thanks for the compliments on my props. They’re a mix of high and low, from Antrho and super expensive wood planks to $1 thrift store finds. And the culmination of 5 years of hunting and scavenging for them. Thanks for saying you like them. That’s a huge compliment for me! :)

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    Laura Dembowski — January 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I love soup like this and make it all the time. I have never added ginger but it sounds great. I eat all these foods all the time. Staying healthy is my top priority. I also love adding some Shirataki noodles to make it a little heartier without adding tons of calories.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 15th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      The ginger just adds a nice little kick and it’s soooo good for you with all the immune boosting properties it has. It’s one of those can’t-hurt items. And those shirataki noodles would be perfect in here!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — January 17, 2014 at 4:54 am

    So THIS is the soup you were talking about! I think I should make this and keep it on hand for the next month. Take THAT crummy cold. Totally beautiful, Averie. Also I am really digging the scritchy-scratchy (technical term) background here. It makes me wanna use the word apothecary.
    Have a great weekend!!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 17th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      I paid a small fortune for that surface. It’s 200+ years old and had to stalk that piece forever to get it…so thanks for noticing it :) And apothecary…yes! That’s a perfect vibe for the vibe of this soup!

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    Paula — January 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I just finished an early lunch of this terrific soup!! I easily found everything for the recipe, and you put so much thought into picking different veggies and spices for their health benefits, so I wanted to follow it exactly. I love ginger, so I just grated it right in. The color is beautiful and the veggie mix is different than the “usual suspects” which I think gives it a little ethnic vibe. Impressive recipe in terms of nutrition and taste (with leftovers to enjoy for several days)!! And….the cookie dough is chilling this afternoon.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 17th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks for trying this, Paula! And glad you liked it and I’m impressed you followed the recipe to the letter, not ad-libbing! And yes, nice leftovers to tide you over for a week or so! And yay for that cookie dough that’s chilling! I hope they live up to expectations! Keep me posted!

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    Luv What You Do — January 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    How perfect is this for the extreme cold we’ve been having!

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — January 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    This post came at the perfect time, Averie. I’m slowly recovering from the worst flu I’ve had in years and just looking at these beautiful photos of this vibrant, flavourful, healthy soup is making me feel better. You’ve packed it full of everything delicious that I love to eat. As soon as I’m back on my feet, I’m making this!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 20th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      So sorry you’re sick! Well this is super easy. Just put the veggies in a pot, cover with water, simmer. Done. If you can chop veggies and just get them into the pot, you’re home free. Hope you’re back up to speed soon!

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    Maggie — January 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Averie, this was delicious and so easy to make. I just enjoyed a bowl of it – now I’m just waiting for it to work’s its magic and help kick this cold to the curb. Thanks for another fantastic recipe!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — January 25th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks for trying the soup & hope your cold goes away soon!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — January 27, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I love this :) definitely going to keep this recipe handy!

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    Maggie01 — February 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Before I make this great sounding soup, why coconut oil? My husband cannot take coconut. Should we use something else. need to find if our food store carries bok choy. I always have broccoli, cauliflower. or spinach on hand so I could also add them. Enjoyed reading the benefits of the veggies. When sick we like the broth, so may freeze some of it for whenever.
    Thanks

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — February 4th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Yes you could just use olive oil or another oil. Coconut oil has lots of healing properties in comparison to other oils but use what works for you.

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    Nicole — November 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Love this recipe! I’ve made it a few times now. I linked your page from my blog, hope you don’t mind

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 8th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Glad it’s a favorite of yours and thanks for the shoutout and linkback – so nice of you!

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    Abby — November 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

    This looks so good! I’m a big fan of vegetable soups. Quick question though–if I were to add rice to this (probably a mix of white and wild, that’s just what I already have in my kitchen), would you recommend putting it in to start with everything else, or adding it at some point later in the process?

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — November 9th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      You know I am not really sure what to say since I haven’t tried it with rice. You could cook the rice separately and then just add it in at the end, which is a guarantee to get it to work. But in terms of doing a one-pot recipe, I am not really sure when to advise you to add it since I haven’t experimented.

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