As the winter seasons digs in, my body is in need of healthy things. Today’s recipe is one of the ways in which I give myself good things.
It’s interesting how much havoc stress can wreak on the body. With stresses rising in some areas of my life, unhealthy habits began to kick in. In addition, sleep went out the door and hadn’t returned home for a while. For the second time in a 1-month period I fell sick, so I took it as a sign to slow down and listen.
Part of that slowing down involved looking again at my eating and making adjustments. These days I take to soups often. Soups are wonderful, because they are an easy way to combine and consume lots of healthy ingredients. So, for this post, I share a recent soup I put together. It’s quick, easy and delicious. You can either eat it alone if you want something light, or have it as a side to main course.
Kale and Seitan Soup
Spices can be adjusted according to your palette preferences.
– Water, 2 cups
– Kale, 2 cups
– Seitan, 1/2 cup
– Olive oil, 1 tsp
– Fresh cilantro, garnish
– Radish, 1 bulb
– Red onion, 2 tbsp chopped
– Habanero pepper, 1/2 tsp chopped
– Sea salt
– Cayenne pepper
– Ground ginger
Chop radish, habanero pepper, seitan and red onion and set aside. Then, put 1 tsp olive oil into a pan and add in the chopped items as well as the spices (garlic, sea salt, cayenne, ginger). Sauté over medium heat. Once the seitan begins to brown, add the water. Cook over medium-high heat until water gets hot (it doesn’t need to come to a boil). Finally, add the kale and cook just long enough for it to soften slightly.
Pour soup mixture into bowl and garnish with a few shreds of cilantro. Enjoy!