Ramadan Healing Soup
Fasting in Ramadan has healing benefits. Here is a soup full of anti-inflammatory ingredients to heal and cleanse your digestive system.
Water or vegetable broth | 6 ¼ cup
Red Onion | ½ cup diced
Garlic | 2 cloves minced
Celery Stalks | 3 diced
Carrots | 3 medium diced
Broccoli | 1 small head of broccoli, florets
Tomatoes |1 cup chopped
Fresh ginger | 1 Tbsp peeled and minced
Turmeric | 1 tbsp.
Cinnamon | ¼ tsp
Sea salt and black pepper | 1/8 tsp or to taste (optional)
Kale | 2 cups de-stemmed and torn in pieces
Purple cabbage | 1 cup chopped
Lemon | 1 juice from 1/2 of a small lemon (or a whole lemon, depending how much lemon flavor you prefer)
In a large pot, add the water and turn on the heat to medium-high. After it’s hot, add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the celery, carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and fresh ginger. Stir and cook for 3 minutes, adding in extra water or broth as needed (another 1/4 cup). Stir in the turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper plus salt and pepper to taste.
Add in the water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add in the kale, cabbage and lemon juice near the last 2-3 minutes of simmering.
Leftovers stay well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. and you can freeze in small containers and take out whenever you are hungry.
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