Ginger Turmeric Vegetable Tea Soup
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and turmeric, make this ancient combination of flavors the perfect herbal tea. Ginger Turmeric Herbal Tea is used to provide the deep intense flavors and health benefits to this warming soup.
1 tsp. Cumin - Ground
2 grinds Pirate's Bite Spice Blend (optional)
½ cup celery chopped (approx. 2 stalks)
1 green onion
½ cup bean, alfalfa, or broccoli sprouts
1 cup button mushrooms
4 cups vegetable broth
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 oz. rice noodles
MEANWHILE, chop carrots, celery, and green onion. Add chopped veggies, sprouts and mushrooms to the large pot and set on medium heat.
ADD 4 cups vegetable broth, lemon juice and spices. Simmer for 30 mins.
ADD rice noodles and increase heat. Boil for 4-5 mins. Reduce heat and warm until ready to serve.
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