There is nothing better than warm soup in winter. Our body craves warm foods in winter and usually we want to reach for creamy, heavy meals. However, we can really satisfy that ‘comfort food’ craving with warming spices. This soup is bursting with warmth, as well as wellness properties. The blend of Thai flavours mixes so well with pumpkin and sweet potato. It is divine!
Ginger has long been used in Chinese medicine to treat the common cold. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and great natural anti-nausea remedy – good if you have a tummy upset. The recipe has a heap of ginger in it ‘cos I love it. If you are not an avid fan, I’d stick at the 1 tablespoon mark.
Turmeric is a wondrous spice that is a natural anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, Its active component curcumin also helps your body to produce serotonin and dopamine; both needed to feel good and sleep well.
Galangal is from the ginger family, which is why they look so similar! Like ginger, it is an anti-inflammatory and natural anti-nausea remedy; great for stomach upset. Additionally, it is absolutely amazing for the skin and hair!
This team of immune-boosters makes this soup a godsend for our body during winter (especially if you’ve used broth as your base!). You can serve it with some shredded chicken or flaked baked salmon on top for extra protein.