I must not be the first to have come up with this clever little moniker, I am sure someone must have referred to Chicken Noodle Soup as Medicine Noodle Soup before….But this vegan soup has nothing to do with that salt and fat-ladened concoction, with its starchy-glutenous-noodles and goodness-knows-what-else besides the sad chicken whose sole purpose in life was to suffer captivity only to end up suspended in a can of beige goo.
(unless, your mommy made it using only the very best of everything around–then, its not all that bad....but, its not all that good either.)
My daughter is no longer hungry and unhappy. She has spent the last 4 days struggling with an infection, but because we were gone to Vancouver for the last 3 days to go to the PNE it was untreated and really began taking its toll on her as we made the finally leg of the journey home. Inspired to give her some relief (and possible cure) before we see the doctor tomorrow for the dreaded “ANTIBIOTICS” I devised a soup that I was sure I could get her to eat, with the broth being the most valuable & desired component. This soup may or may not cure her, but its just got to be good for something…its got all the right stuff!!
And its pretty tasty too.
I regularly chant and try to remain in grateful presence while preparing food, …Since this was for healing, I made it more spiritually involved that usual and I am recommending some mantras specific for healing…chant these mantras out loud, under your breath or in your head if you choose–However, my sense tells me, that blessing food should be done out-loud.
It will take about 30 minutes to serve this bowl of love to someone you love.
MEDICINE NOODLE SOUP
Listen to, and set intention with a Healing Mantra, some youtube examples are listed:
or simply: inbreath=MA (universal love) // outbreath=OM (universal light & harmony with life)
simmer in fair amount coconut oil
fine minced organic garlic
fine minced organic ginger
fine minced organic onions
till softened (which I think may be overcooked for medicinal purposes…therefore we will augment with the same ingredients in the broth)
add cups of thanked & loved water
organic veggie broth cubes
large slices of fresh organic ginger root (can be remove before serving)
large slices of fresh organic turmeric (can be remove before serving)
(or add turmeric powder—go easy, its stronger than you think,although a little turmeric seems unnoticeable at first, it has a very distinct bitterness that can suddenly overwhelm a dish )
add handful or 2 or more, finely rubbed, dry stinging-nettles (harvested wild in the spring)
small thin slices of organic onion, and fine minced garlic
let simmer for a while…letting the goodness of the ingredients steep into the broth (15min?)
add broken up rice vermicelli
simmer till soft
add preferred quantity of vegetables chopped small and keep them semi-raw
(ie: peas, shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, shredded zucchini, diced tomatoes, etc)
for medicinal reasons I prefer plenty of broth consumed, so I went light on the vegetables to not fill up too soon. For a regular meal you may want to go heavier on the vegetables.)
add couple of shakes nutritional yeast for B12
Himalayan salt & pepper to taste
a small dash of oregano oil
cayenne powder to taste
squeeze of organic lemon or lime for VitC
a dose of love & affirmation:
“this soup and the loving intent it was made with WILL heal my loved-one”
Here’s a crazy question that just popped into my mind: “why do comfort foods make me feel less comfortable?”