Studio 10 TV Sammy’s simmering noodle soup
The potent, anti-viral healing properties of turmeric include the powerful antioxidant called curcumin which gives the Indian spice its characteristic yellow colour.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 1x
- Category: Immunity
- Cuisine: Food as medicine
1 litre vegetable stock
2 tablespoons light soy
1 small packet vermicelli, prepared as per packet instructions
2 small red chilli, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons fresh turmeric, grated
2 small bok choy, chopped
1 cup spinach leaves
¼ cup parsley, chopped
4 spring onions, finely sliced
2 limes, juice of
- Bring stock and 2 tablespoons of soy to the boil. Reduce heat.
- Add noodles, red chilli, grated ginger, turmeric and bok choy.
- Simmer for a few minutes until noodles are cooked. Add spinach.
- Stir through parsley, spring onions and a squeeze of lime juice to serve.
Like other tuberous rhizomes, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory actions by the reducing histamine levels. It also lowers cholesterol by stimulating the flow of bile which helps to break down fat, this can also help to clear the liver of toxins. Ayurvedic medicine has prized its circulatory actions which help minimise the aggregation of blood platelets. The essential oil that the spice possesses have anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to heal or inhibit infections.