Try this yummy winter warmer! Nutrition packed and perfect for cold nights :)
Serves 6-8
2 cups potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 large onion, sliced
2 medium carrots, sliced
1-2 stalks of celery
1 clove garlic, crushed
5-6 shiitake mushroom stems (optional)
1-2 zucchinis, sliced
2 cups green cabbage, sliced (or other greens such as spinach or kale)
½ tsp sea salt (like Willowvale Organics Celtic sea salt)
Cayenne or black pepper, to taste
6-8 cups water
1 cup green split peas (optional)
1 strip kombu
1. Place first 10 ingredients into a pot with the water, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer slowly for 1-2 hours (or cook on low in slow cooker for 4 hours) adding water if necessary. Remove vegetables if wanting a simple broth and eat them separately.
2. For a vegetable soup, cook the harder vegetables first about 20-30 minutes then add zucchini, cabbage or greens. For a thicker soup, add the split peas, blend part or all of the cooled soup.