Ginger Spiced Soup (crockpot)

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If you remember, I mentioned a long 3+ weeks ago how we were sick.  Cia managed to contract some bronchial virus and it seems to keep circulating between our household over and over.  And I’m the current lucky winner.. again!  Never a dull moment around here!!  Life has been full these days.  It’s a beautiful thing but the added sickness is not so great.  Somehow we keep pushing through while eating plenty of home cooked meals!  How you may be wondering?  I owe it all to my 6 quart crockpot!  I’ve been using it consistently twice a week, creating meals that last for at least two dinners!  It’s been a huge life saver!!!  So, in the midst of this sickness, I decided to make a creamy soup spiked with fresh ginger.  Warming, comforting, and healing!

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I used the word creamy because I threw in a 1/2 cup of white rice which completely dissolved into the broth adding some texture.  Otherwise this is pretty much a typical veggie soup with added protein.  I have an abundance of ground chicken and turkey in the freezer so I opted for ground turkey thighs.  This soup was delicious!  I used plenty of ginger and the flavor mellowed out perfectly as it cooked throughout the day.

Ginger Spiced Soup (crockpot)

Ginger Spiced Soup (crockpot)

A perfect winter soup, especially when you're in need of a little extra immunity boost during the winter months!

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced/pressed
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 celeriac, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3" knob ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1 tablespoons 21 Salute Seasoning (from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • s&p
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey thighs

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat up a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and brown.
  2. Meanwhile prepare all the vegetables and add to crockpot. Mix in the rice, seasoning, and bay leaf. Generously season with s&p.
  3. Stir the browned meat into the crockpot. Pour in the broths, it should just cover the vegetables.
  4. Cook on low heat 8 hours.

Notes

Always feel free to be creative as you desire. Use what vegetables appeal to you. I've really enjoyed using 21 Salute Seasoning from Trader Joe's and have been sticking with this lately. But feel free to go a different route adding in other dried spices or fresh herbs. Thyme, rosemary, basil, paprika, cumin, and/or cinnamon come to mind!

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