I wrote an article for Edible Columbus recently about how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views Spring time, and what foods we should consume to optimize our health according to the seasons.
In it, I offered a Cleansing Spring Soup recipe that I will share with you here. I have made it a few times, and have enjoyed substituting a couple of regular potatoes with sweet potatoes. So I am giving you that recipe here.
CLEANSING SPRING SOUP
6 cups of water or vegetable/chicken broth
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup leek, cleaned and chopped
1 cup celery, choppped
2-3 cups kale or other spring greens, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring liquid to boil
Add potatoes, onion, celery and salt, cover.
Reduce heat, and simmer until tender
Add kale and garlic. Simmer until kale is tender and bright green.
Puree all ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add olive oil before serving (optional).