17 Jan Immune Booster: Asian Sensation Soup
The intoxicating aroma of garlic, ginger and green onion cooking will make you wish you could conjure up this soup with the snap your fingers.
Garlic and ginger are both immune boosters. But that won’t matter when your family slurps up this crowd-pleasing soup loaded with immune-boosting vegetables. A clever way to eat the Half Your Plate way. I love the thick chunks of portabella mushrooms, which provide that umami depth of taste you want in a heartwarming soup.
Mushrooms also contain selenium, which is important to rev up your immune system. Other immune boosters in this soup. Vitamin A (from carrots and bok choy), vitamin C (red peppers), vitamin B6 (bok choy), vitamin B12 and zinc (shrimp), and folate (vegetables). My foodie friend, Michelle Williamson, photographed this soup for a series I developed last winter. We had fun using tweezers to place the vegetables in just the right spot. I love the faux chopstick effect with the angled chives.
Use this recipe for inspiration. Create your own version by swapping in your fave vegetables. What would you add?