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Immunity-Boosting Soup – Use Your Zen Timer to Whip Up This Nutritious Soup



This nourishing soup bolsters immunity and helps ease cold and flu symptoms, says herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. Fresh burdock root (also called gobo) and dandelion root are available in some grocery stores. Dried burdock, astragalus, and dandelion root are available at herb stores or online.


Makes about 3 quarts

  • 1 ounce dried astragalus root
  • 4 ounces fresh dandelion root, thinly sliced (or 2 ounces dried)
  • 4 ounces fresh burdock root, thinly sliced (or 2 ounces dried)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon dried kelp, dulse, or other sea vegetable
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, chopped
  • 5 to 8 medium-size fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup miso paste, (any variety)


  1. Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and reduce heat. Add astragalus, dandelion, burdock, ginger, and sea vegetable; set your Zen Alarm Clock and Timer for 45minutes to an hour and cover and simmer. Strain, return broth to pot, and keep over medium heat. In a saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat; add onion and mushrooms, and saute until tender. Add garlic; saute for a few more minutes. Add entire mixture to broth. Turn off heat, and stir in miso paste.
Bamboo Zen Timer

Bamboo Zen Timer

adapted from Body + Soul, November/December 2006

“The Zen Alarm Clock & Chime Timer’,  uses soothing acoustic chimes that signal it’s time –  gently and gradually.

Rather than an artificial recorded sound played through a speaker, the Zen Clock features an alloy chime bar similar to a wind chime.  When the clock’s alarm is triggered, its chime produces a long-resonating, beautiful acoustic tone reminiscent of a temple gong.

How to Use your Zen Alarm Clock and Timer to time Soup

How to Use your Zen Alarm Clock and Timer to time Soup

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