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Turkey Ginger Soup

Last week we discussed the health benefits of Turmeric with its anti-inflammatory properties. Well, today we will focus on its close cousin – Ginger!

Ginger has a variety of compounds that contribute to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, particularly ideal for joint inflammation, reducing pain, and improving joint mobility. This spicy root is also known for its digestive properties that help to support digestive health.

Simply add ginger to a variety of your own recipes or make it as a tea by chopping or grating fresh ginger root and simmering in water. Another way to add the health benefits of ginger is with this delicious Turkey Ginger Soup recipe!

Turkey Ginger Noodle Soup

For the original recipe, click here.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (11.8 ounces) coconut water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn (about 5 ounces), thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas (about 4 ounces), thawed
  • 8 ounces rice noodles or thin spaghetti

Directions

  1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Toss turkey with pepper and salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown turkey in batches. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours, until carrots are tender. Stir in corn and peas; heat through.
  4. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Add to soup just before serving.


Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup

Turmeric is one of the top inflammation-fighting superfoods, mainly due to its main active plant compound known as curcumin. Curcumin is responsible for giving the root its bright yellow-orange colour. It also happens to be a powerful antioxidant, which is key to its anti-inflammatory properties.

In fact, curcumin is so powerful that it has been shown to combat inflammation associated with arthritis, diabetes, and other diseases.

One way to introduce this superfood is by using it in many of the dishes you already eat! Whether it’s sprinkled in when cooking eggs, meats or fish, used in rice dishes, or in this delicious soup option, turmeric is a great way to begin your anti-inflammation journey.

Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup

For the original full recipe, click here.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 large shallots, chopped (or 1 medium onion)
  • ¼ cup chopped ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed with the side of your knife
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric + sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper + cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 6 tablespoons almond butter
  • 15 ounce can coconut milk
  • Juice from one lime

Salty Almond Croutons

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

  1. Add the coconut oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. When it melts, add the shallots and let them cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 more minute. Add the sweet potato, carrots, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, and cayenne and stir the pot for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the stock to the pot and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Transfer the soup to your blender, add the almond butter, and blend until smooth. Pour the soup back into the pot, add the coconut milk and lime juice, and heat through.

To make the Salty Almond Croutons:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped almonds and toast until fragrant and golden, about 5 minutes, shaking the pan a few times.
  2. Add the soy sauce to the pan and let it boil until it’s gone and the almonds are coated. Remove the pan from the heat.

Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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Mushroom Soup

One way to boost our immune system is by adding fruits and vegetables to our daily diet. This not only provides a well-balanced meal plan but also allows for a much-needed daily intake of vitamins and minerals.

Mushroom Soup

This delicious and easy recipe serves 4 and is rich in fibre, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Ingredients

  • 1 small carrot, shopped
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 pnion, sliced
  • 1/2 leek, chopped
  • 5 1/3 cups (500g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small parsnip, chopped
  • 1 small potato, peeled, cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups (600ml) vegetable stock
  • scant 1/2 cup (100ml) cream fraiche

Directions

  1. In a large pot heat the oil, and sauté the chopped onion and sliced leek for about 3 mins.
  2. Next, add washed and sliced mushrooms and fry for another 10 minutes stirring now and then.
  3. Add the carrot, parsnip and potato. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour in the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered for about 15 mins. until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Mix with a hand blender until smooth, add cream at the end
    and serve.

Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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