Monday, October 29, 2012

Belly Soothing Potion

This weekend I wasn't feeling up to snuff.
Not sure if it was a virus, my hiatal hernia acting up,
or just that run-down feeling from doing too much.

These days I do a better job of listening
to what my body is telling me.
Even if I have a long list of to-dos,
when that feeling of malaise comes over me,
I slow down, eat light and rest as much as possible.
It's the right time for some homemade soothing broth.

Just a few ingredients will help you feel better in no time.
Onions, parsley and garlic
are especially helpful in boosting the immune system.

Thirty minutes of simmering,
and you're on your way to better health.

Homemade Vegetable Broth

4-5 large russet potatoes, cubed
3-4 large carrots (I used organic baby carrots instead), cubed
1/2 yellow onion, large dice
2-3 cloves garlic, whole
1 t salt
1-2 T parsley

Place all ingredients in large stockpot.
Add 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
Bring to the boil,
then turn down to a simmer with the lid on.
Cook for 30-40 minutes.
Puree with hand whizzer or food processor.


  1. wonderful stuff. Far far better for you than anything else.

  2. Poor Daisy! I hope you feel better soon! The soup looks like a tasty way to support one on the road to wellness. Thanks so much for sharing another one of your simple and yummy recipes. Feel better my friend! :)

  3. I could use some of that on this cold and blustery day. Hope you're feeling better today!

  4. I hope you are on the mend, but your so right we really need to rest when we dont feel good. How often we just suck it up and push through and prolong the illness. If you just rest it leaves so much quicker. Feel better.

    1. Thanks Jane. I'll remind you to rest next time you're under the weather. ;0)

  5. This looks yummy! I can see how it would help you get to feeling better. Hope you're good as new soon! :)

  6. I have not done the vegetable broth that way before..
    Feel better soon..

  7. Sounds scrumptious.....hope you're feeling better!


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