Cauliflower Tahini Soup – High Vitamin C & Anti-Inflammatory

160% RDA Vit C & 40% RDA Vit K but only 100-150 calories per serving! 

Histamine induced inflammation is a huge problem for me. I have persistent tinnitus in my head/ears as a result of it and a constant buzzing feeling in my extremities. It’s very different to the histamine itch that drives me insane, but it’s just as annoying.

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When my ears/head goes quiet, it’s usually because the inflammation has moved from there to my stomach. It suddenly swells up, leaving me 6 months pregnant in a heartbeat. That cascades into a number of more unpleasant UTI-like symptoms as the inflammation radiates to neighboring areas. My gyno, having tested my CA-125 (ovarian tumour marker), found it high, but told me that rather than being a result of cancer, it was likely to be localised inflammation. This was a few years ago, before I knew anything about histamine. Luckily I was used to the cancer scares by that point.

With that in mind, today I whipped up a specifically Vitamin K rich anti-inflammatory soup. Here’s a great study outlining the anti-inflammatory benefits of Vitamin K and Vitamin D. Cauliflower is definitely not my favourite, but the swirl of tahini imparts a creaminess reminiscent of dairy. This soup contains the following amounts of your RDA for:

160% Vitamin C

40% Vitamin K

30% Copper

20% Vitamin B6

Anti-inflammatory Cauliflower Tahini Soup

Ingredients:

2 cups cauliflower, chopped

2 tbsp tahini

1 onion (preferably red for the quercetin content)

1 cup home made stock or water

2 tbsp oil, preferably olive

coriander or thyme to garnish

Prep:

In a medium pot, fry the onion in a little oil (or water). Add in the cauliflower, sauté for about 5 mins.

Add the stock. Simmer for 2 or 3 minutes.

Add enough water to cover the the cauliflower and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 20 mins. Remove from heat, stir in the tahini.

Garnish with herbs and serve.
You’ll find more recipes like this in my books Anti-Recipes and The Anti-Cookbook