(Almost) 50 Shades Of Green

Super Green Spring Broth, Integrated Wellbeing, Food Matters, Chrissie Tarbitt

Winter needn’t be the only time we enjoy great veggie soups and stews. Here’s my recipe for a peppery Super Green Spring Broth that works well all year round.

This recipe was inspired by the contents of a recent organic veg box delivery from our friends at Able & Cole, so don’t be afraid to experiment with what’s in your larder or fridge on any given day.  Apart from the ingredients, all you’ll need is one large pan, a pint jug and a stirring spoon!

The quantities below should serve 2 – 3 people.

Ingredients

  • leeks (2 large or 3 small, chopped)
  • celery (3 sticks, chopped)
  • cabbage (½, finely shredded)
  • broccoli (1 head, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • peas (1 cup)
  • watercress (1 handful, roughly chopped)
  • spinach (1 large handful)
  • butter beans (1 tin)
  • garlic (1 clove, diced)

Stock & Seasoning Ingredients

  • organic vegetable stock (1 pint)
  • Tamari soy (1 – 2 teaspoons)
  • Dijon mustard (½ teaspoon)
  • thyme (½ teaspoon, fresh or dried)
  • cayenne pepper (a pinch)
  • turmeric (¼ teaspoon)
  • coconut oil (1 teaspoon) (∗optional)
  • olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • fresh coriander or flat leaf parsley (to garnish)

Process

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan
  • Sautee the leeks, garlic & thyme
  • Add the celery and turmeric and stir until the celery softens
  • In a jug, mix the pint of stock, the Dijon mustard, a few twists of black pepper, the apple cider vinegar, a pinch of cayenne pepper & a few dashes of Tamari soy
  • Add the shredded cabbage and the contents of the stock jug to the main pan, and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes
  • Then add the chopped broccoli
  • Simmer for a further 5 minutes or so, until the cabbage & broccoli are almost cooked through
  • Now add the watercress, the spinach & a cup of cooked peas
  • Add a teaspoon of coconut oil (∗optional) and simmer for a few minutes
  • Season (to taste) with sea salt & black pepper
  • Serve & garnish with a handful of freshly-chopped coriander or flat leaf parsley

I hope you like the Integrated Wellbeing Super Green Spring Broth as much as I do!

With love and wellbeing wishes,

Chrissie Tarbitt - Integrated Wellbeing

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