I always eat this soup when I’m feeling run-down. Actually, it was my Chinese waxer, Wen from Chisense, who gave me the idea for this. It’s so simple and easy to make that it’s perfect for those days when you need healthy comfort food.
I love going to see Wen. She’s become a friend and someone I trust. She has a wealth of knowledge about Chinese medicine and also practices acupuncture, cupping and the like. I greet her by sticking out my tongue – you can tell a lot by inspecting a person’s tongue apparently. And mine often tells me I’m run-down. When I ask for advice on what to do, her answer is always the same – relax and rest (no drinking and in bed by 10.30pm!) and eat good food. Wen’s not about ‘superfoods’ and believes that good veg and simple foods is a good start to getting your health back.
Don’t get me wrong, this soup is pretty bland – the cumin gives it a great flavour and there’s loads more that can be put into it, such as garlic or ginger, but apparently when you’re run-down plain food is best.
- 4 carrots
- 1 broccoli
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp bouillon or vegetable stock
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 6 mugs of water