30 Minute Seafood Soup, with Two Options!
Hi everyone! Wow, I am so sorry that I slightly abandoned the ship for the last few months! Trust me, it wasn't intentional.
Before I start on this recipe, the quick explanation for the big gap in recipe posting is that our sweetie pie, Birdie, had two CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) tears that developed in May. Fortunately, both her surgeries were a success! She is back to her crazy, goofy self, and we couldn't be happier. We learned a lot of lessons from the recovery process that we will carry with us when we add to our furry family.
Through all of that, I am still creating budget meals and utilizing foods from the fridge and freezer. So, I have many delicious meals to share!
So here is a tasty seafood soup with a vegan option to help you stay cozy and healthy these next winter months.
And don't forget to check out my new "Super-star ingredients" feature at the end of this recipe! I will be highlighting the nutritional benefits of these superb items from this recipe.
30 Minute Seafood Soup:
Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Cost per serving
Meat:$4.49* Vegan: $4.46*
One bunch of celery sticks, sliced
20 mini nugget potatoes, quartered (see below for keto options)
Two tbsp of miso paste
1/2 tsp Prairie Naturals Fermented Turmeric powder
6 cups of water
Half of a large red onion diced
42g bag of Canadian Kelp Kombu
One pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
For vegan option: 227g pack of Ponderosa Oyster mushrooms, sliced
For meat base option: 300g bag of Western Family seafood mix (frozen)
In a large pot, place it on medium heat. Make the soup base by combining water, miso paste, turmeric powder, potatoes, onion, kombu, and ground black pepper.
In a separate pan, cook your vegan or meat base. For the vegan option, you may want to add some oil (of choice) to the pan to help soften the oyster mushrooms.
Once your vegan or meat base has fully cooked, add it to the pot.
When the potatoes have softened, turn off the element. Add the celery and cherry tomatoes, cover the pot, and let them steam cook for 5-10 minutes.
And there you go! You have a beautiful, beneficial coastal stew to nourish the whole family.
Adjustment suggestion: If you want to cook this nourishing soup but are on a keto diet plan, swap the potatoes for cauliflower or broccoli stems. They will have a similar texture to potatoes but with higher fiber and lower total carbohydrates.
Super-star Ingredient Profile:
Prairie Naturals Fermented Turmeric powder
Many of us already know about this bright orange powder that creates vibrancy in our cooking and baking. But did you know it goes beyond helping us feel warm and cozy? This root is a powerful antioxidant used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce inflammation by increasing circulation in the body. The antioxidant is necessary for liver protection against diseases like cirrhosis. Unlike traditional turmeric powders, Prairie Naturals product is certified organic. An added benefit is the fermentation of the powder because it creates higher nutrient density. So the body can easily absorb and assimilate for its functional needs.
Canadian Kelp Kombu
Seaweed may not be a popular product in our Western diet, but it is a component we are missing for Thyroid function. The thyroid's primary function is immune and metabolism (think thermal regulation). Without the nutrients it needs, mainly iodine, it becomes irregular. Adding extra burden to your other hormone-regulating glands, such as the adrenal glands, to pick up the slack! Of course, dark leafy greens and some nuts and seeds contain trace amounts of iodine, but nothing compares to algae, sea vegetables, and seafood.
Established in 1982, this adorable West Coast seaweed company is something all Canadians can be proud of! From their sustainable practices to their commitment to ensuring their products are free of environmental toxins using comprehensive lab testing, this company surely knows how to make a positive impact.
Also, check out their blog for more delicious recipes to help incorporate seaweeds into your culinary creations! https://canadiankelp.com/
As always, until next time
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