Make Ahead

Turkey Soup for the Soul

July 13, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8 people
Author Notes

This soup is a simple, every-day, freeze-it-down, have on hand, soup. I add what I like and encourage you to do the same! —nycnomad

What You'll Need
  • Turkey Base
  • 2 Organic Turkey Thighs
  • 6 cups Filtered Water
  • The Goodness
  • 2 Carrots
  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 6 Mushrooms (Crimini, Shitake or Button)
  • 1/2 Cauliflower Head
  • Black Pepper
  • Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 Zucchini (diced)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 2-3 cups Baby Spinach (fresh)
  1. Turkey Base
  2. Place the turkey thighs and water in a large stock pot a simmer for at least 3 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone.
  3. Let the stock cool and remove the turkey meat from the bones (discard the bones or leave them in).
  1. The Goodness
  2. Coarsely chop the celery, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and cauliflower. Add them to the soup stock and cook over a low flame for 45 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and spinach 10-15 minutes before serving, continuing to cook over a low flame.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Optional add: 1tsp of coconut oil or a few slices of fresh avocado.
  5. Serve and enjoy! What doesn't get eaten can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or frozen and thawed for the future.

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2 Reviews

Sarah M. December 2, 2015
Wait, what! What is the point of an ingredient list....? This recipe leaves out the amounts for the spinach, peas, zucchini! Poor form, really embarrassing for the author.
nycnomad December 2, 2015
Sometimes things get overlooked when typing and cooking. The truth is that I never measure when I cook. I just add ingredients until it looks or tastes right. As for embarrassing, no not at all. When you're in the moment you're in the moment.