We were so thrilled when our friend and nutrition specialist, Kanchan Koya, PhD. of @chiefspicemama shared this recipe with us! We know that Gut Health = Good Health, and as Kanchan describes "This soup combines some serious gut health-boosting ingredients." We also love that she includes turmeric, an ancient root for modern health that we also sell as a supplement. Check out what else Kanchan has to say and give her recipe a try!

“Sunchokes, in particular, are packed with inulin, a fiber that is genuine gold for the good gut bacteria we want to nourish. These bacteria ingest the fiber and produce short chain fatty acids, which have beneficial effects throughout the body, including the suppression of unwanted inflammation! Broccoli sprouts are packed with sulforaphane, a powerful detoxification boosting and anti-inflammatory compound. If you can’t get your hands on broccoli sprouts, you can combine broccoli with mustard seed powder or radish to absorb the sulforaphane better.”

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sunchokes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or any stock or water
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon regular or vegan butter
  • 1 cup loosely packed broccoli sprouts
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot on medium heat until it shimmers. Add the leeks, turmeric and pepper and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, sunchokes, stock and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook with the lid on for 20 minutes or so until everything is softened. Blend in the vitamix or a high powered blender until creamy. Stir in the butter or vegan butter, adjust salt to taste and ladle into bowls. Top with broccoli sprouts and cayenne if using.
  3. Enjoy!

Kanchan Koya is on a mission to demystify healing spices through her nutritious and delicious recipes. Upon becoming a mother, she created Spice Spice Baby, a platform and cookbook dedicated to shedding light on the health-boosting powers of spices and inspiring their use by home cooks looking to boost their health in simple and delicious ways. She has a doctorate in Molecular Biology from Harvard Medical School, training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and believes that food can be our most powerful delicious medicine. She shares her spice knowledge and tons of amazing recipes and health tips on Instagram at @chiefspicemama. Follow Kanchan Koya, PhD.

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