Bodhi Bear Soup, a healing remedy for Coughs & Colds!

After surviving a serious and traumatic case of Whopping Cough as a child, I always dive into healing mode when one of my younglings has a fever or a whooping like cough that is associated with Pertussis.

I created this “Bodhi Bear Soup” with a ton of Healthy goodness to strengthen my youngling’s immune system against “Winter Bugs”, especially Whooping Cough!

This soup is filled with chopped Carrots, which have tons of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene, especially known for helping the immunity of children.

I made sure to add organic Avocado Oil, which is a good fat that works synergistically with Vitamin A absorption.

I also added organic minced Garlic, which contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese & Selenium and other antimicrobial and antioxidant properties which can boost our immune system.

More over, Garlic is known to be super effective against toxic bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Next, straight out of my garden, I added many potent leaves of fresh Basil!

Basil has powerful antimicrobial properties, which has long been used in traditional medicine to fight bacterial infections.

In addition, Basil is known for it’s strong but natural anti-histamine properties… Wow, what a super hero herb!

To give this soup some hardiness, I added this beautiful mix of purple, yellow and red potatoes…

I specifically added purple potatoes for their free-radical scavenging and antioxidant capabilities, which is a natural medicine that has been used for ages and ages.

I also included Turmeric!
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric. Curcuminoids have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and they are a very strong antioxidant.

Although acute, short-term inflammation can be beneficial, long term inflammation can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues.

Unbeknownst to many, Curcumin is such a strong anti-inflammatory, that itโ€™s power matches or surpasses many anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

Turmeric and Curcumin really are healthy and powerful gifts from nature!

To give this soup a taste of home and just a little more healing power, I went back into my garden for some fresh Oregano leaves.

In addition to adding a comforting flavor and being an antiseptic, Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb which has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years… How awesome is that!

In fact, many natural healers use Oregano for treating respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal (GI) infections, which can accompany many Winter Bugs!

So there you have it, my homemade Bodhi Bear Soup!

Will it work to heal you or your child?

Let me say this, when we follow these remedies at the first sign of symptoms, we tend to zap it in just 2-3 days! ๐Ÿ˜Š

In full disclosure, in addition to giving my kids this soup, I also give them top quality gluten & dairy free probiotics three times a day, a Vitamin A capsule once a day, freshly cracked coconut water twice a day, then I apply a homemade mix of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus & Coconut Oil rub on their upper chest & back every morning and evening while symptoms persist.

I hope these natural remedies bring some nutritional comfort for you and your family this coming Winter!

Sending tons of healing vibes your way,

~Dr. Dee (aka Healthy.Desy)

Soup Ingredients:

  • 2 T Organic Avocado Oil
  • 1- 2 cups chopped Carrots
  • 64 oz. of Organic Vegetable Stock, Homemade or Boxed.
  • 1 cup of chopped Purple potatoes
  • 2 cups of Red & Yellow Potatoes
  • 4-6 cloves of minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 10-20 leaves of Fresh Basil
  • ยผ teaspoon of dried or 10 Fresh Oregano Leaves.
  • 1 Tablespoon of Turmeric Powder
Soup Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, add 64 oz of low sodium Vegetable Broth, along with Avocado Oil, mixed Potatoes, chopped Carrots, and Garlic. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. While mixture is simmering, add Oregano leaves and Turmeric, then continue to simmer for 30 – 45 minutes.
  3. Add in the fresh Basil just before serving.


Baby Friendly Borscht Soup

I can finally scratch Borscht/Borsch off my bucket list! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

When I was 17 years old, I was blessed enough to meet a Russian family who introduced me to the wonderful world of Russian food… I was instantly obsessed!

Russian food launched my exploration of food and culture from around the world! The world literally became a different place for me.
I’m not sure why it took me all these years to finally make Borscht/Borsch Soup, but it was definitely worth the wait! ๐Ÿ’–โ˜บ๐Ÿ’–

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๐Ÿƒ 3 Medium to Large Beets
๐Ÿƒ 1 Medium to Large Red Onion
๐Ÿƒ 1 Medium to Large White Onion
๐Ÿƒ 3 Large Carrots
๐Ÿƒ 6 Large Potatoes (chefs choice)
๐Ÿƒ 1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
๐Ÿƒ 1 Minced Garlic (Optional)
๐Ÿƒ White Pepper to taste
๐Ÿƒ Sea Salt to taste
๐Ÿƒ 6 Cups of Spring Water
๐Ÿƒ 1 Cup of Veggie Broth
๐Ÿƒ I used all Organic Veggies

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๐Ÿ‚Peel all the Veggies
๐Ÿ‚Cut Veggies into bite size pieces
๐Ÿ‚Steam Veggies until soft
๐Ÿ‚Save the Broth
๐Ÿ‚Transfer 1/3 Veggies & 3/4 Cup of Broth to Food Processor in Batches
๐Ÿ‚Blend until kinda mushy
๐Ÿ‚Transfer the mush back to the pot with the remaining Broth, stir.

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๐ŸŒฑ Add Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
๐ŸŒฑ Add Sea Salt to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Add White Pepper to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Add Paprika to taste
๐ŸŒฑ Stir, and serve Hot or Chilled

๐ŸŒฑ Garnish with Green Onions, Vegan Yogurt, Vegan Sour Cream or anything you like!
Mmmm… Yummy Yummy Baby! ๐Ÿ˜‹

๐Ÿ‘ถ I must note that this recipe is the Vegan & toddler/baby friendly recipe. There are so many variations of this awesome soup! More traditional recipes grate, dice and simmer the veggies along with adding savory cabbage and more garlic…
I know that whatever version you make, it will make a great comfort food dish! Mmmmm I’m gonna have some more for breakfast!
Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

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Jasmine Rice & Veggie Soup for You & Baby!

It was the night before New Years Eve, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

We all have the flu and are snuggled in bed, while I write this blog I long to lay down my head… Hehehe!

There hasn’t been a time where everyone in the house is layed out, but after all the exposure to illnesses at holiday parties, it was bound to happen!

With loving kindness, I ask to consider staying home when having a cough or fever… I know it’s not always possible, but if you can, please spare the babies and toddlers from being exposed to these harsh illnesses…

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Now back to your regularly scheduled blog about healthy living… Lol!

We are due for groceries, but luckily, I was able to scramble this together from the farm fresh produce box we have delivered to our home…

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Jasmine Rice Veggie Soup!

*All Organic & Gluten free food

ยฐ32 oz of Vegetable Broth
ยฐ 2 Cups of Fresh Spring Water
ยฐ 3 Cups of Rice Milk
ยฐ 8 Large Mixed Carrots (diced)
ยฐ 4-6 Cups Fresh Green Beans
ยฐ 3 Cups Chopped Fresh Spinach
ยฐ 3 Cups of Fresh Broccoli
ยฐ 2 Cups of Jasmine Rice
ยฐ 2-3 Cups of Diced Red Potatoes
ยฐ 1-2 Veggie Bouillon Cubes
ยฐ 2 teaspoons of Sea Salt
ยฐ 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Amino’s
ยฐ 3 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
ยฐ 1 Small Red Onion (diced)

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Instructions:

ยฐ Cook Rice separately & accordingly.
ยฐ Wash all vegetables.
ยฐ Add liquids, bouillon cubes, potatoes, green beans, carrots to pot and bring to desired tenderness.
ยฐ For adults and older children add garlic, onions and spices.
ยฐ 2 minutes before serving, add rice, spinach and broccoli to the pot.

*For Babies & Toddlers:

– Use a ladle to separate a desired
amount of liquid before adding the adult version with garlic, onion and spices.

– Soften the Veggies longer for lil ones and make sure they are cut in bite size pieces.

– Do the same with the Spinach & Broccoli before adding the Rice.

This soup turned out pretty Yummy Yummy for a hodge podge last minute scramble… It felt so good on our sore throats…

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My apologies, for this messy format… I’m literally typing this on my phone, while in bed with a fever… Wahwahwah! A mommy’s job is never done!

I’m wishing you all stay well this winter season, I’m gonna get up and make some of my ginger tea remedies!

I hope you have started working on your New Year’s Resolutions! Consider reducing processed sugars and foods for you and family!

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I wish you a healthy and happy 2015! Happy New Year and I look forward to you visiting us again! XOXO ~
Dr. Dee