This recipe is the perfect addition to a meal when you want a little warmth and spice in your bowl. Thank you Jennifer for the request!
The onions in this soup may help to decrease blood lipid levels, prevent clot formation, and lower blood pressure. Onions also have been shown to have a significant blood sugar-lowering action, comparable to that of certain prescription drugs. Onions have also been used to treat asthma and have been found to destroy tumor cells in test tubes. Garlic fights infection by clearing away toxins and germs. In addition, garlic consumption enhances the immune system. Cumin, oregano and turmeric have cancer-preventing activity. Cumin contains substances that may help slow or even prevent tumor growth, as well as help reduce blood cholesterol levels. Turmeric is a potent natural anti-inflammatory working as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects making it a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as well as psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
1 to 2 jalapeños, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
8 cups vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 t cumin
1 t dried oregano
1 t better than bullion no chicken base
½ t turmeric
¼ t paprika
1 (15 oz.) can white hominy
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges (optional)
Non-dairy sour cream (optional)
In a large saucepan heat coconut oil on medium-high heat, add onion and sauté until caramelized, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño and sauté an additional minute. Add tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the vegetable broth and the next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil and turn heat down to simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and a dollop of non-dairy sour cream to garnish. Serves 8.
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