I grew-up on nourishing soups. They are easy to digest, usually mouth watering and contain a lot of vegetables. When it’s hot, they are easy to digest and light. When it’s cold they warm you up. The best part is it takes few minutes of peeling, chopping and prepping and 30 minutes to cook in a heavy pot.
You can make little or a lot to feed the whole army.
You can freeze it and save it for later.
If you have a Vitamix, fill it up 3/4 way with veggies and top it with water. Blend on low, not exceeding 3 and watch your vegetables chop in no time. Pour it all in the pot, repeat if necessary.
Here is one of my favorite soups, Ukrainian Borsch:
3 parsley roots
1/2 celery root
Bunch of small beets, peeled (save some of the bottom greens, chop into small pieces by hand)
1/2 small cabbage
1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
3 potatoes, cubed
Salt, pepper, lemon juice to taste
1-2 TB coconut palm sugar (beets like the addition of sugar, just like carrots)
Red Borscht concentrate (optional, found in Polish stores. Please read the labels, as some contain unnecessary ingredients. If using concentrate, omit sugar)
Wash, peel and chop the veggies (or use Vitamix).
Cover with water, add spices to taste, concentrate if using. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add coconut cream (canned), stir well and serve with dill.
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