The Perfect Winter Soup

The Perfect Winter Soup

As the temperatures are dropping and snow is falling across many parts of the country, this soup, which can be prepared in a vegetarian, or meat-based version, helps to keep the winter chills at bay. This soup takes about 1-1/2 hours to cook, and can also be made ahead of time. This is our favorite ‘go to’ soup recipe, if anything ails us. After many hours spent outside shoveling snow, there is nothing like coming inside to the warm, inviting aroma of a steaming hot cup of soup.

Coconut-Chicken-Vegetable Soup

  • 32 oz. organic free range chicken stock, or organic vegetable broth
  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • 46 oz. purified water
  • 12-16 oz. of  chicken meat, cubed (this is optional)
  • 3 whole large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped (if you have a cold,triple the amount 😉 )
  • 2 large potatoes, washed and cubed (with skin)
  • 1-1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 10 drops of cayenne tincture (or 1/4 tsp. of hot cayenne powder)
  • 1 tsp. Himalaya salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • Juice of one lime (added when fully cooked)

In a large soup pot, combine all the ingredients except for the lime juice, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a low setting and let simmer for at least 40 minutes. Just before serving, add the lime juice to the soup. Best served with a slice of warm Hungarian Farm Bread (recipe is in our book “A Celebration of Gluten Free Baking.”)

Enjoy and keep warm!

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2 thoughts on “The Perfect Winter Soup

  1. oh man. i’m trying this out tonight. congratulations on your many successes this year,and i look forward to seeing your inevitable skyrocketeyness to great heights in the new one! I have a cooking recipe site as well and Id like to exchange links with you. Let me know if this is possible. Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the comment. This soup really is perfect for all of the terrible weather that much of the country has been experiencing. The cayenne helps to warm you up better than almost anything else, especially after a long afternoon of shoveling snow 😉 . As you requested, we would love to be linked in your blogroll. Our site is gfcelebration’s blog, and the link is http://www.gfcelebration.com. We would happily put your site in ours as well, if you so agree. Please let us know. It’s nice to meet other food bloggers.

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