Friday, 23 November 2018

Goji Berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potato Soup !

Fight back flu and colds with this Goji Berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potato vegan soup that is nothing but a powerhouse of goodness! 


Fight back flu and colds with this Goji Berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potato vegan soup that is nothing but a powerhouse of goodness!




"Maa, ( my kids prefer to call me Maa, rather than MOM ) whenever you come to visit me, please bring this Goji Berry soup again. It is so delicious and yummy." My daughter rang and told me, while she was enjoying this soup for her lunch in the hospital coffee lounge where she studies medicine. "So you like it ?" I asked and she said "like it? Maa, I love it ..right now I am enjoying my HOT soup with crusty bread!" Those words were music to my ears, I told her no wonder your brother had second helpings too and I and dad finished every bit of it too. We'll definitely bring it along on our next visit Hayley!

Fight back flu and colds with this Goji Berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potato vegan soup that is nothing but a powerhouse of goodness!


Hospitals are supposed to provide their staff and visitors healthy and balanced meal options, but you will only find chips and burgers! Also, there isn't much choice for vegetarians, if you can it will be cold sandwiches stuffed with three type of cheese. By selling unhealthy food on premises like hospitals, how can they offer positive incentives to anyone !!!

Our daughter is doing her medical degree in university for the past two years and leads a very hectic and busy life. So much to focus on while they want to enjoy themselves too, to do everything in a short time, most of the kids don't give priorities on healthy lifestyle or food, given study timetable is not fixed, every day of the week of every week has its own unique timetable. There is only a 50% chance of getting breakfast unless one has the willpower to wake up 15-20 minutes early or on the way to lectures grab something which is unhealthy.

Fight back flu and colds with this Goji Berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potato vegan soup that is nothing but a powerhouse of goodness!


We knew this from the beginning, so when our daughter started university we asked her to organize her time well and requested her not to skip any meals. If she needs help, we are there for her so most of her meals I prepare and she freezes them in her freezer. She loves to take her soup and wholemeal pasta with different homemade pesto. So nowadays my job is look for new and healthy recipes for her and it's my privilege.


When it's time to wrap up, it also time to dig out pots and soup recipes because nothing beats the winter chill like a steaming bowl of soup, it brings you the ultimate in comfort and heartwarming food. Especially made with season's bountiful produces and spices adds the best flavours and nutritious values to the dish. This one-pot wonder of a soup is an infinite powerhouse to provide comfort and nutrients when feeling under the weather. Each and every ingredient used in this soup has their own medicinal benefit values, and it provides a family with a wholesome and hearty meal.


GOJI BERRY, MUSHROOM AND SWEET POTATO


Goji berries are a little expensive to get but cheaper than going to a medical store, and nowadays easily available everywhere. Goji berries, Mushroom and Sweet Potatoes are food that act as an antioxidant supplement, you never go wrong when you bring them in your kitchen. These gems are packed with nutritious value such as fibre, vitamin and minerals that help you to boost your immune system. 


THIS SOUP IS GOOD FOR


Immune system - clods and flu 
Heart and Circulation - High cholesterol 
Joints and Bones - Arthritis 
Skin - Acne 


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Yield: 6-8 servings

Goji Berries, Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Soup

Fight back flu and colds with this Goji Berries, Mushrooms and Sweet Potato vegan soup that is nothing but a powerhouse of goodness!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients

  • 50 g goji berries
  • 400 g organic mushrooms sliced
  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes, diced with skin left on ( lots of goodness is in the skin )
  • 1 big onion roughly chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli flakes ( optional )
  • 5-6 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-litre vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper

instructions


Heat olive oil in a stovetop pressure cooker pan or regular saucepan.
Add onion, garlic, ginger and chillies and sauté for about 4-5 minutes.
Now add sweet potatoes, mushrooms along with goji berries.
Stir once or twice and add vegetable stock and close the pressure cooker pan lid and let it cook till 3 whistles.
Let the pressure cooker cool naturally.
If you are using a regular saucepan, simmer well for 20-22 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
Season with salt, pepper and red chilli flakes.
Blend the soup with electric hand blender or carefully add soup into a Froothie Optimum Vac 2 air vacuum blender and blend into a smooth soup.
Garnish with chopped chilli (optional) and goji berries and serve hot with any type of crusty bread or rolls.
This time I served with tiger loaf ( recipe here )
This soup freezes well too.
Enjoy! 

NOTES:

This soup can be prepared in an Instant pot or any other electric pressure cooker. 
I have garnished the soup with rosemary, just for the photographic purpose as I was run out of fresh green chillies. However, when we had the soup we really enjoyed the rosemary flavours in this soup :)
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22 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely gorgeous, as do all of your soups. Love the colour and the inclusion of goji berries.

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  2. It looks so delicious and sounds very nutritious!

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  3. I don't know if I can find goji berries locally, but I am certainly going to find out! This looks and sounds delicious! And the photographs are stunning! Well done!

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  4. You reminded me our college days...those are funfillfun days...this soup is so good for this season and love the addition of sweet potatoes which gives creamy texture

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  5. Gorgeous colors and lovely capture. Healthy and nutritious, perfect bowl of comfort food!!

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  6. What a healthy soup jagruti and I love the layers of flavor in it. I am not surprised Hayley loved it!

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  7. Soup with goji berries sounds interesting. This bowl of nutritious and healthy soup is perfect to enjoy in this cold weather.

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  8. I love sweet potato soup! And that fact that it's so healthy too. This looks so warming and delicious!

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  9. The nutritious soup sounds yummilicious. I have doubts about availability of goji berries here in India.
    I loved the way you have included sweet potato in this.

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  10. I have a packet of gojiberries sitting sadly in my pantry, thats a brilliant idea of making soup with them. I wont forget to add them while making soup next time, thanks for the idea Jags. Soup looks extremely catchy and delicious, definitely a comforting soup.

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  11. This looks so good! I am headed to back to America mid-December and will put this on my list of meals to make! HOT soup with crusty bread; it looks so flavorful! BTW- Congratulations on yoru child inmed school!!!!

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  12. Such a refreshing and soothing soup...Love the creamy texture due to the sweet potato...Yummilicious!!

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  13. This combination of goji berries, mushroom and sweet potato in a soup is very new to me. Looks extremely delicious and loved the colour.

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  14. Love the ingredients in this flavorful soup, looks warm and cozy! Gorgeous clicks as always :)

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  15. Wow... the soup looks so creamy and vibrant!! It must be very yummy. Would love to try this soup. But honestly speaking I am not aware of gooji berries and am not very much sure if i will get these here in Calcutta. Loved the recipe and those beautiful photographs as well.

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  16. Loved your click and recipe too. I have to find goji berry here :)

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  17. Beautiful photography dear. Soup looks extremely tempting. Loved the recipe. Definately its healthy and nutritious bowl of goodness.. I have to search for this Gooji berries

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  18. This soup sounds so good, need to get goji berries now. Shall substitute mushrooms as i dont like it..lol

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  19. The soup looks gorgeous, love the colour also. It is definitely a healthy and flavourful soup.

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  20. Sounds delicious and healthy. I am too signing up for college just to get this soup n other yummy food from you.

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