Flu Fighter
Cuisine: vegetarian
Author: CreativEliza
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 1 hour 50 mins
Packed with powerful ingredients to help you get through flu season.
  • ½ c minced celery
  • ½ c minced shallots or green onions
  • ¼ c red lentils
  • 1 c cubed butternut squash (1/4" cubes)
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp turmeric minced (may substitute powder if fresh is unavailable but won't have the same effect)
  • 2 tbsp white miso
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (you can save stock from cooking vegetables)
  • 1 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • cilantro for garnish
  1. soak lentils in warm water for 1 hour, drain
  2. in a ceramic pot or big soup pot, add the ghee or oil, saute the onions until glassy then add the celery, then the squash, the turmeric and ginger, spacing each out a minute or two to cook down.
  3. add the tomatoes and cook until the skins start to break down.
  4. add the red lentils and the stock. cook until lentils are soft on medium-low heat, about 1 hour.
  5. add miso and mix well, reduce heat to low, cook another 5 minutes and serve with cilantro as a garnish
Recipe by Amor y Sabor at http://amorysabor.com/flu-fighter/