Calypso’s Into Earth Witch Soup

Once upon a time I read the first of Christine Feehan’s Carpathian novels (I have yet to read the rest…library soon??) ~ anywho ~ this soup reminded me of that book.
 The carpathian vamps return to the Earth (beneath the soil) every so often to heal, recharge, and gather power. I was rather sick all week, so I concocted a soup plan haha. It turned out well!

Can easily be made vegan using veggie broth.
Ingredients:

  • 5 or 6 organic carrots
  • 
One Vidalia onion (could def add shallots!)
  • Half head of purple cabbage
  • 6 or 7 red potatoes, halved
  • 13 medium cloves of garlic, chopped (those on the smaller side can go in whole)
  • 2 fingers of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • Handful fresh oregano
  • Handful fresh sage
  • 
13ish large white (portabella) mushrooms, halved
  • 2.5 TBSP beef bouillon
  • 
Red pepper flakes, salt, Rosemary to taste

To Make:

Fill soup pot halfway with water, turn burner to high. 
Add garlic and ginger as soon as water starts simmering…after 5-10 minutes add fresh herbs. 
Wait a few minutes before adding onions and bouillon – wait for broth to come to boil, then add your peeled and chopped carrots. 
Stir, taste, adjust
…Add mushrooms. Wait a couple minutes before  adding cabbage. 
Cover, turn burner to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes.

**I suggest adding shallots, morels, merlot, and potatoes for a more bodied soup. In addition, onions & garlic could be browned in butter prior to making soup. Bone broth would be IDEAL.**

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