I have been working feverishly for the past month or so to complete my pressure cooking cookbook. I’ve taken few breaks and haven’t seen much of the world lately. Still, I managed to get attacked by a germ, a virus.
I suspect that my son’s return from a trip back east with a sickness, and his coughing, without covering his mouth, led to this moment.
I just sent out my newsletter yesterday with this recipe. At the first sign of something, I have a routine, and that involves making my Immune Boosting Bowl. My favorite flavor South River Miso to use for this is Garlic Red Pepper but the Dandelion Leek is also wonderful. Actually, any one of them will do. Add other green or colored vegetables, if you like.
After eating this and having a few cups of tea and using the neti pot, I already feel much better.
Immune Boosting Bowl or Jill’s Wonderful Wellness Soup
1/2 medium onion, diced
Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and dry saute for a few minutes. Add half the garlic and ginger. Saute another minute, adding broth, if the vegetables begin to stick. Add the hot pepper and mushrooms and saute another minute. Add the vegetable broth and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the greens and cook until bright green. Stir in the remaining garlic and ginger. Remove from the heat and stir in the miso, to taste. Drizzle with sesame oil, tamari and top with sliced green onions, if desired. Eat hot, right away.
Today I also added 1 cup chopped broccoli shoots to the soup.