Monday Munchies: Herbal Soup

Monday, March 26, 2012

Herbal Broth

Most people have trouble avoiding a cold or flue at some time during the winter. This broth will provide you with herbal comfort if you're ill. It is flavorful, warming and packed with vitamins.

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 TBSP olive oil

2 cups water or vegetable broth Substitution: (I use chicken broth!)

1 tsp finely chopped fresh cayenne pepper or 1/2 tsp cayenne powder

1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried

1/2 tsp fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried

pinch to 1/4 tsp salt, if the vegetable broth is unsalted

Substitutions and changes: I add in 2 cups of veggie noodles in with this and finish covering it with a little water.

Add the garlic to the olive oil and saute over high heat briefly, until the garlic starts to change color. Add the water (or broth), turn down the heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add all the herbs and salt to taste. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Sip slowly.

Yield: about 2 cups

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