Hot & Sour Goji Berry Soup ‘Superfoods’ Recipe


Discover how several tasty superfoods come together in this warming, tasty ‘Hot & Sour Goji Berry Soup’ recipe created by Good For You Gourmet’ personal chef and caterer, Chef Laura Moore. Makes 4 side salad servings, or 2 main meal size servings.

Soup base:

  • 1 liter Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Goji Berries
  • 3-4 Tbs. Sweet Ginger Chili Sauce
  • 2 slices Lemon
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 cup Red Bell
  • 1/2-1 whole Red Hot Pepper, seed & finely chop.

Combine stock, water, goji berries, chili sauce, lemon slices, kaffir leaves, lemon juice, ginger and sweet and hot pepper in a medium size soup pot and bring to a boil.

Prepare Veggies:

  • 1/4 Arame, dry
  • 1 cup Shittake Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup Zucchini, slice on a bias
  • 1 cup Tofu or Tempeh, cubed
  • 1 cup Pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped.

Pre-soak the arame for 10 minutes. Add mushrooms/zucchini, tofu/tempeh and pineapple to soup, and protein options if desired.
Protein options: add 8-12 peeled Prawns; or 300 grams Wild Salmon, skinless/boneless, and chopped. Simmer five minutes, then remove from heat.

Stir in green onions and drained arame: to thicken, whisk together 2 cups Water and 2 Tbs Arrowroot powder, then stir into soup while still very hot. Taste, and season with pinch to 1/4 tsp white pepper to suit personal preference. Portion into four serving bowls, divide 1 cup Mung Sprouts and/or Cilantro, chopped, among the four bowls as a garnish.

About the ‘Super Foods’ in this recipe:

Arame: sea vegetable used in traditional Asian cooking, chelating, antioxidant, chlorophyll
Goji Berries (aka ‘Wolf Berry’): traditional Tibetan & Chinese food/medicine, high in Vitamin C & B vitamins and fiber, contains all essential amino acids, in same family as eggplant.
Ginger: used to counteract nausea, join pain, cold, flu and infection; anti-spasmotic, aids digestion and appetite, aphrodisiac
Shittake Mushrooms: enhances immunity, cardiovascular health, bioavailable iron, B vitamins
Spicy Red Pepper: aids circulatory & digestive issues, fights infection, combat arthritis, anti-inflammatory properties

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As the end of my maternity leave grew closer, I worried how my family would cope with my going back to work. I was plagued by \'what\'s for dinner?\' anxiety, and wondered how I would be able to spend quality time with my son while trying to cook dinner every day. Chef Laura\'s services were exactly what we needed to ease this transition. A well-stocked freezer of lovingly prepared, delicious and nutritious food put my mind at ease that at the end of the day my family would always be well fed.” 

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As a busy individual with a lot on the go, I appreciated how quickly Chef Laura was able to accommodate my cooking request - within a week of contacting her I had a fridge and freezer full of ready-to-eat food. Laura worked to develop a menu plan that addressed both my vegan dietary choice and individual food preferences. While all the dishes were delicious, the kichadi is beyond amazing, and I will be requesting it again! Laura provided a fantastic timely service that delivered excellent vegan food, great convenience and flexibility, and a tidy kitchen to boot.” 

Dannica S., October 2010

Chef Laura came to our home to prepare meals on a weekly basis, fresh groceries in hand. We had specific dietary requirements: primarily salt free, low fat, low sugar, high fiber and vegetarian. Laura met these criteria unfailingly, and yet was consistently able to produce extraordinary & exciting flavors in her many varied creations. Laura did all the shopping for her ingredients and clearly had exceptional knowledge about nutrition & wholesome quality products.” 

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