I got the flu last week. And as a good French, I spent my time complaining about it and being awful to everyone.
In order to quickly end my despicable behavior , I filled up my body with all sorts of natural remedies, hoping that it would boost my doctor’s conventional medicine.
Some worked and some.. meh. So let me share what worked. Well, at least what made me feel better: SOUP (#crazysouplady). Yeah, my crazy love for soups saved me. Especially this recipe with watercress which is filled with minerals and vitamins. If you don’t have watercress nearby, kale will do the job.
Let’s start this watercress soup!
Yield: 2-3 servings – Prep time: 10 min – Cooking time: 35 min
What you’ll need
- A cutting board
- A cutting knife
- 1 big pot with it’s lid (I use this one)
- A hand mixer
- 2 zucchinis
- 2 onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- olive oil
- 1 apple
- 400 ml organic vegetable stock
- 3 bunches of watercress
Here is my philosophy : use whatever you have in your pantry that is close to the ingredients above if it is more convenient for you. Everyday cooking is fun, it should not be a dictatorship !
Moreover, This is how you create unique recipes which will be yours.
First, peel and roughly chop the zucchinis, apple, onions and garlic.
In the big pot, heat a little olive oil, then cook the zucchinis, onion, apple and garlic on high until the onions are translucent.
Then, add the stock, it shall cover the vegetables. Let simmer until the zucchinis and apple are soft. Chop roughly and add the watercress to the mix.
Let simmer again for a further 3 to 4 minutes.
Using the hand blender, mix the soup until smooth.
Serve with a swirl of crème fraîche if you’d like.
*the links of the products I recommend in this article are not affiliated. They are my personal preferences and are only recommendations for cooking beginners.
Author: Emilie Durand
Emilie is a French food lover, proud Parisian and founder of thefrenchwaytohealth.com. On her website, she shares delicious recipes, health tips and tricks. Her goal is to gather and share the habits and rules that have been used and approved by French people for decades. That means cooking your own meals efficiently, enjoying whole foods, eating mindfully and never ever using the word diet again while losing weight.