Don't Die on Me Man - A Comforting and Healing Spicy Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Author Notes: I crave spicy Asian inspired soups when I'm sick. This is a delicious, rich, hearty, comforting and healing concoction of fresh and mostly raw veggies with a spicy tamari and sake broth. It's like a hug.

Serves 4-6 (or 1 if you're really hungry)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or veggie stock for saute
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small dice
  • 4 large or 5 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, brunoise (VERY SMALL dice)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger juice
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. Tamari
  • 6 cups veggie stock
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. dry sake
  • 1 small bok choy, stems and leaves removed. Stems cut into medium dice, leaves chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into match sticks
  • 1/2 cup daikon radish, match stick
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly on the bias
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced - for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish
  1. Heat large stock pot over medium heat. Add oil and heat.
  2. When oil is hot, add onions and sweat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and jalapenos. Stir to combine and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add ginger juice, red curry paste and wasabi. Stir for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add tamari. Cook for about a minute.
  6. Add veggie stock and sake
  7. Bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat, and let simmer for 10 minutes
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. In a bowl, place carrots, daikon, bok choy stems and sprouts. Add soup.
  10. Add bok choy leaves, green onions and cilantro. Squeeze lime wedge.
  11. Serve hot.

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