The reason I've called this creamy 'thai style' soup is because the combination of fennel and parsnip gives this a beautiful Thai style flavour. Bizarrely and yet oh so deliciously.
This soup is packed full of punch, as always. It helps with improved digestion, immune function and adrenal fatigue.
Parsnips are nutrient packed; they aid better immune function and as a good example of complex carb they also aid and improve better digestion. They also support the adrenals given their standing as a complex carb and good example of a soluble fibre.
Fennel is yet another nutrient dense food that contains polyphenols, flavonoids and antimicrobial properties. It is literally a powerhouse of good nutrition and aids adrenal fatigue again due to it's standing as a soluble fibre of the highest order.
And then there are the usual suspects for good immune and endocrine health, carrot, garlic and spring onions.
- Naturli butter
- Big glug of good quality extra virgin olive oil *
- Garlic, minced
- Carrot, cut into small chunks
- Fennel, cut into smallish slices
- Parsnip, cut into small chunks
- Veg stock (9 meals from anarchy, uncorrupted)
- Cabbage, shredded
- Spring onions (for serving)
- Buckwheat soba noodles
Melt butter and oil in a big soup pot, add garlic, carrots, fennel and parsnip and sauté for ten minutes until veg has absorbed the butter. Add stock and water (enough to cover veg) and bring to a boil before simmering for ten minutes. Add shredded cabbage and mix well. Simmer for a further ten minutes and then blend to a creamy consistency.
When the soup is close to being ready, add in the buckwheat soba noodles and cook to cook within the soup. Once the noodles are ready, pour into bowls and add the chopped spring onions on top for extra crunch and texture. If you fancy being a little more adventurous you could even add crispy home cooked kale chips or crispy seaweed, or all 3!
You can even add more crunchy veggies on top to really pack those nutrient punches in, which is great if you are on a restricted diet due to intolerances and need to find more interesting ways to fill you up at meals.
Serve and enjoy!