Here comes the cold weather and all of the colds and flus going around. If you're anything like me, getting sick is pretty easy. To fight off colds, flus, and the bitter cold, indulge in this easy vegan and gluten free soup!
You will need:
2 cups of diced potatoes
1 onion diced and sliced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 cup of diced carrots
1 cup of diced celery
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1-2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of paprika
1 tablespoon of tumeric
1 tablespoon of cilantro (I used a paste)
1 tablespoon of red chili pepper (I used a paste)
1 carton of vegetable stock
To start, heat up some oil on high heat in a pot. Add in the onions and garlic. Let them sweat out for a couple of minutes, then add the chill pepper.
Once mixed together, add the celery and carrots. Let them cook for 3-5 minutes and get soft. Add in the potatoes, and all of the spices, cilantro, and salt. Stir thoroughly until everything is well coated.
Once the potatoes start to get a little soft, add in the vegetable stock. You may want to add in 1-2 cups of water at this stage as well. Stir well. Turn down the heat to medium, and let the soup come to a boil for 10-15 minutes. Once the 10-15 minutes is over, reduce the heat to low or medium-low and let it simmer. It should take about 1 hour or so for all the vegetables to cook and become soft. The longer your soup simmers, the better it will taste. The flavours will marry more, and it will become absolutely delicious!
This soup is so good for you with the veggies and immune boosting spices. You can essentially add any vegetables to your soup with any spices to meet your own taste palette. The cinnamon is so delicious in a savoury soup and is so unexpected! If you try out this easy soup recipe, let me know how it goes! Also, this soup can store in the fridge or freezer well. Let it cool, and divide up your soup into single portions so you can heat them up from the freezer at any time! I'm a soup person, and this definitely warms my soul.