WIth the change of season upon us it is the time of year to begin thinking about supporting your body to prevent colds and flus.  This is a gem of a recipe that contains garlic, ginger and shitake mushrooms all of which do wonders to support your immune health.  Enjoy a few servings a week to assist in prevention and increase to 2-3 bowls per day at first sign of cold.

Immune Booster Soup


4 cups mushroom or vegetable broth

1 chopped medium yellow onion

5 minced garlic cloves

1 chopped medium carrot

6 fresh or soaked dried shitake mushroom

2 tbsp minced ginger root

1 tsp coarse sea salt

1 fresh squeezed lemon

3 tbsp chopped parsley


Bring all ingredients except lemon and parsley to boil.

Simmer on low for 15 minutes.

Add lemon and parsley before serving.