Wednesday, November 21, 2007


So, we're all sick. Well, all except me, the momma bird. So, I've been busy trying to take care of everyone and doing lots and lots of yucky laundry.
But, I do have one quick recipe for you! I made this super healthy soup tonight, and it is really tasty, and full of immune-boosting ingredients.

Julie's Immunity Soup

2 tbsp olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 med. onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 parsnips/ carrots, diced
1 tsp each: dried oregano, thyme, mustard seeds
2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup amaranth
5 1/2 cups water or veg. broth
2 dried bay leaves
1 1/2 cups aduki beans

In a large saucepan, heat oil over med. heat. Add garlic, onion, ginger, celery, parsnips/ carrots, oregano, thyme, mustard seeds, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes, until onions are softened. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, for about half an hour.
Optional: Add 1 cup of frozen peas in last minutes of cooking.

(P.S. *waving* Hi! I'm Julie! Believe it or not, VegMomma is not my real name. Tee hee!)

Happy Thanksgiving, American neighbours!
Stay healthy everyone.


Vegetation said...

Ick, I hate sick! And it's always the Mama who gets it last and then no one wants to look after her cause they're all feeling better and want to be busy!!! Hope everyone feels better soon (and Hi Julie ::waves::)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

****Sending healthy wishes to your family!****

(Being sick makes for a good excuse to eat lots of soup, though!)

VeggieGirl said...

oh no!! I'm so sorry that everyone has fallen ill, in your household :0( they're lucky though to have "momma bird" (haha, love it!) to care care of them; and that they can eat that delicious, comforting Immunity Soup as well!! :0)

Hi Julie!! It's always nice to know more about the people behind the blogs :0)

Melissa said...

Aw, hope everyone feels better and that you don't catch it! That soup sounds yummy...thanks!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am so sorry the family is sick. Good thing momma bird is there to take care of everyone. Your soup should do the trick. I will have to give this a try.

Anardana said...

Hi Julie, I'm Natalie :)