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Cold and Flu Soup


Cold and Flu Soup
This soup is a home remedy that works wonders when you are under the weather. It helps with colds and flu, as well as with overindulgence in food and drink. The cayenne, garlic and ginger work synergistically to stimulate circulation and mild sweating, and are helpful at moving fevers out of the body.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 ½ quarts vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (about 3 cloves) garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, or to taste
  • 2 cups kale leaves, chopped
  • ½ block tofu, about 8 ounces, cut in 1/2 –inch cubes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, chopped fine


Heat vegetable stock with ginger, garlic and cayenne. Simmer 15 minutes over low flame.

Increase heat to medium, add tamari and kale and cook 5 minutes.

Add tofu, heat through, ladle into bowls and top with scallions.

Serves 4

Copyright 2006 by Jen Hoy

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