My tastebuds were so happy when I got to eat big bowl of this delicious heart medicine soup while visiting with healer Stephanie Kate at her home in Los Angeles. You can read about that visit here and see her recipe for this delicious soup below.
"I remember the first time tasting my great grandmother's borscht as a little girl. Warming, blood red color, and made with love. Beets are a tonic for the blood and the heart, and the deep red color reminds us to love and live from the heart. Borscht will warm the heart on the coldest day, and is good medicine for what ails you- including healing a broken heart. I have added turmeric, ginger, lime, coconut oil, and cacao to this recipe, as these are plant allies that have been with me on my life's journey." - Stephanie Kate
3 beets cubed
3 potatoes or yucca cubed
1 onion thinly sliced
1-2 tomatoes diced
3-4 cups cabbage (white or savoy)
2-3 carrots (small)
3 cloves garlic finely grated or chopped
3 turmeric root pieces peeled + grated
2" ginger root peeled + grated
3 bay leaves
2 tbsp cumin seed and/or mustard seed
2 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tsp raw cacao powder
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: add chili pepper or jalapeño
In a larger pot bring chopped beets and potatoes to boil.
In separate pan toast cumin/mustard seeds until fragrant. Add coconut oil and onion. Caramelize onion and then add vegetables: chopped cabbage, carrot, tomatoes. Cook on medium until vegetables soften. Add garlic and bay leaves cook 3 mins.
Add turmeric, ginger, cacao, black pepper + salt. Cook 2-3 mins. Add veggies and spices to pot.
Bring pot to simmer soup (covered) until beets and potatoes are soft. Add lime juice.
Serve with love!