Ginger Miso Soup

Serves 4 to 6

Here is a great soup to take when you are down with cold and flu. It comes from Rosita Arvigo, author of "Rainforest Home Remedies."

  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 3 pieces celery, diced
  • 6 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1/4 c miso (soybean paste)
  • 2 qts water
  • juice of 1 lemon or lime

Simmer the vegetables in the water until tender (about thirty minutes), then add ginger and garlic and allow to boil another five minutes. Remove from heat. Take a bit of the hot soup from the pot and mix with the miso to form a thick liquid. Add to the soup and serve. Squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice into the bowl. For an added health boost, sprinkle crushed garlic on the soup before serving.