Healing spicy barley soup
This is a recipe to not only boost B vitamins which are depleted when stressed but also has immunity boosting garlic, healing ginger, chilli to boost the metabolic rate and turmeric to support memory. This soup is literally bursting with nutrients to heal and nourish your body. This recipe serves 4.
Note: barley is not gluten free (replace with lentils or omit the barley for a gluten free option)
a quarter of a green or red chilli diced
a quarter of a dried smoked chipotle chilli diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger diced
a handful of fresh coriander (including some for the top)
1 or 2 carrots diced
4 -5 tablespoons of barley
1 tablespoon of coconut cream/milk
1 tsp of turmeric
black pepper and sea salt for seasoning
Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and coriander
Nutritional yeast is packed with B vitamins, in particular, B12 (required for vegetarians), high in protein, folic acid and is gluten free. It provides a nutty, cheesy flavour perfect for soups and for making cashew dairy free cheese.
Fry off the chilli, garlic, ginger, then add turmeric and seasoning for a few minutes in a medium sized pan. Then add all the rest of the ingredients with boiling water – sufficient to double over the ingredients, then continue to add water and simmer until barley is soft (It is your choice how much liquid you prefer, less water results in a thicker soup). It will take approximately 30-40 minutes to cook.
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