Cabbage Soup

Cabbage soup is so comforting and healing. It's one of my go-to soups when I want a good hearty meal! This recipe is vegan, and sometimes I even add cooked chickpeas to give it a little boost of protein and fibre. **Due to my impaired digestive system (under active stomach), i've started avoiding canned beans because of gassiness that usually tags along after eating them. I have full intentions of introducing beans back into my life once I get a more powerful digestive system!**

Cabbage is like holy-shit good for us. I'll write a separate post of the benefits of cruciferous vegetables later!

In the meantime, cabbage is really good for those with ulcers as it helps to repair the stomach lining, and also reduces the risk of ulcers returning. It's also very high in sulphoraphane which is a CRAZY good nutrient that helps to detoxify the body of harmful estrogens and toxins (even some heavy metals).

This is a very good soup to have around if you are sick as it is so warming and nourishing to the body. Not to mention it makes a pretty big batch! It's super easy to make, and my roommate and I get about 5 bowls each from it! Talk about healthy eating made easy for the whole family ;)

Check out my Cruciferous Veggie and Chicken soup too!

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Cabbage Soup




Ingredients

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 onion, minced
3 carrots, cut into half moons
3 celery ribs, cut finely
6 garlic cloves, minced
6 C low sodium vegetable broth (make sure it has no MSG)
1/2 head cabbage, cut into fine strips
7 roma tomatoes, cut into half moons
1 tsp oregano (or 1/3 dropper full of oil of oregano)
1 kombu piece
2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/3 C fresh basil, chopped (for finishing)
1/2 oz raw apple cider vinegar

Directions

Heat large saucepan to medium heat. Melt coconut oil.

Add onions, carrots, and celery. Cook covered for 3 minutes.

Add garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

Add all remaining ingredients into saucepan excluding the basil and apple cider vinegar

Let simmer until vegetable are tender (about 35 minutes)

Take out the kombu piece and bay leaves.

When soup is ready,  stir in fresh basil and 1/2 oz apple cider vinegar.

Garnish with plain greek yogurt or sour cream if you feel like it!


** Soup lets you get creative (it's very forgiving!). If you add a little extra of this, or a little less of that, it will probably be still turn out amazing. 




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