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RECIPE OF THE MONTH:
This is a warming soup or kitchari that is both rejuvenating and delicious!
Great to balance vata and kapha too. Pitta can make sure it’s not too spicy and vata can add some ghee or olive oil. For extra nourishment you could even sprinkle a little vitamineral earth on your soup or stir in a tsp or so before eating it!
Healing and grounding mung bean and barley root soup.
3 -4 carrots
1-2 large turnip
4 – 5 parsnips
1 large yellow onion
1 large bulb garlic (entire bulb)
3 or more jalepenos (depending on heat level)
3/4 cup mung beans
3/4 cup hulled barley
Heaping huge tbsp ground ginger
Tbsp each of turmeric, yellow mustard seeds and cumin seeds
3/4 Tbsp coriander
Chop it all up and put it in a large instant pot or large pan. Add mung beans, barley and spices. Pour in almost a gallon of water and stir. Put the lid on instant pot and use 30 minute soup setting. (If your using a large pan, bring soup to boil and reduce heat. Let it simmer until it is cooked to your preference. The longer you can simmer it, the better it will be.) Let it sit for at least an hour after instant pot cycle finishes so steam can keep cooking it. You can add your own desired salt to the entire pot or by serving (which is what I do because I don’t add salt to my food personally.) You can add ghee, olive oil or any fat if you choose to. You can add some yogurt and sauerkraut or a little cayenne. You can also sprinkle with roasted sunflower seeds and some coconut aminos before serving.❤️
* I also love to sometimes add up to a pound of spinach before cooking. Just hope it all fits in your pan! I pack it in there pretty tight – and it cooks down. The spinach has a lot of minerals and so it’s super healthy to add it when you can.
*You can watch the video of the soup being prepared on my YouTube channel.