A couple of months ago I took some classes in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine and learned that I would benefit from adding warming foods to my diet in order to ease my emotional and physical distress. At first it seemed counterintuitive to eat warm foods during the heat of summer, but when I began cooking recipes like this, I actually found myself feeling more emotionally grounded as a result.
This soup is a wonderful concoction full of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. In addition, the ginger and turmeric, along with the antioxidants in most of the veggies, provide a healthy dose of natural anti-inflammatories. This soup definitely fits the bill of food as medicine!