When sickness hits, you need a good soup. Try this under 30 minute, gluten free, creamy turmeric soup for winter colds….or anytime!
The flu has been going CRAZY all around us. It’s like I’m just waiting for the plague to hit. So far we’ve been kept safe from it. How about your family?
When sickness hits, you can bet I turn to chicken noodle soup (or chicken soup without noodles), but sometimes I want something just a little bit different. Especially if sickness lasts as long as this flu bug is.
This turmeric soup with gluten free noodles and veggies is ready in under 30 minutes, which means you get back to resting and helping your sick loved ones ASAP.
It’s turmeric! Do you have a bottle in your spice cupboard? We don’t use it often, but when I do, I’m surprised by how much my kids like it (such as this coconut ginger chicken). Turmeric is from the ginger family, so it does have some ginger flavor in it, plus also a touch of orange flavor. You may recognize it from curry recipes.
Aside from being tasty, turmeric is high in anti-inflammatory properties and is a strong antioxidant. It’s great if you want a quick anti-inflammatory recipe when you are sick or just need a pick me up. This recipe is also gluten free!
There are just 6 easy steps to making this “get well soon” soup:
Oyster sauce can be purchased either online or in any Asian grocery store. I purchased my oyster sauce from a local Asian grocery store. You can also find it in the Asian section of your local grocery store.
You can also substitute oyster sauce for fish sauce. If you don’t have that on hand, feel free to replace it with soy sauce and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. Since oyster sauce is a little sweet, you can also add about ½ tsp sugar with your soy sauce.
There are many different types of rice noodles, and all of them will work in this recipe! Just make sure that you are reading the package directions for cook time for whichever one you choose.
Here are a few favorites that we always serve with soup:
For a twist, try adding a teaspoon of roasted garlic to this soup!