Kelp Vegetable Soup Recipe

Categories: Liver Fire Rising

Kelp Vegetable Soup Recipe

1 Cup Dried Macrocystis blades (Macro kelp), cut into thin strips (use scissors)
3 CupsVegetable stock
Rind of Orange, cut into thin match-like strips (avoid getting the white pulp – it is bitter)
optional: ¼ tsp. Salt
2 T. Light Soy Sauce

Bring stock to a simmer. Add thin strips of Macrocystis. After the kelp has softened add orange rind, salt (if used) and soy sauce. Ladle into bowls. Garnish with a thin slice of lemon.
Serves 2 – 3.

TCM Breakdown:
Kelp: clears heat/subdues LV yang rising, softens hardness, dissipates nodules, dissolves phlegm
Xia Ku Cao: Subdues LV yang rising, clears heat from LV and brightens eyes, eliminates nodules
Orange peel: regulates qi, dries dampness, transforms phlegm
Soy Sauce: clears heat, harmonizes MJ

C/CI: caution with fluid deficiency, cough due to qi or yin xu, weak SP/St