Dale Pinnock's Flu Fighter Soup

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'This one pot wonder is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to dealing with colds and flu,' says Dale Pinnock, aka The Medicinal Chef

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Makes: 2
Prep Time: 0 hours 0 mins
Cook Time: 0 hours 0 mins
Ingredients
1

red onion, finely chopped

1

green chilli, finely chopped

4

garlic cloves, finely chopped

5

cm piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped

2 tbsp.

olive oil

2

medium sweet potatoes, diced, skins left on

1

punnet of shiitake mushrooms, sliced

2

handfuls of goji berries

vegetable stock, to cover

salt and black pepper

Directions

Put the onion, chilli, garlic and ginger in a large saucepan with the olive oil. Cook over a medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until the onion softens.

Add the sweet potatoes and mushrooms to the pan along with the goji berries. Stir well, then add enough vegetable stock to cover all the ingredients. Simmer well for 10–15 minutes, until the potato is soft. Season with salt and pepper.

Carefully add the soup to a jug blender in batches, and blend into a smooth, vivid orange, spicy soup.

'Don’t be put off by the goji berries,' says Dale Pinnock, aka The Medicinal Chef. 'These sweet treats were once hard to find, and cost the earth, but thankfully they can now be found cheaply in any supermarket.'

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