by Candle Cafe We are in the cold and flu season. I believe in boosting up my immune system with immune-boosting foods, opting out of the flu shot (I’ve never had one or the flu). This soup has been great for keeping up my immune system and fighting all those bad bugs we all encounter during the day. If you do start feeling down I recommend cooking this up it helps to fight off whatever it is that you may be coming down with. This soup is a gem I found it in the Candle Cafe Cookbook my very first vegan cookbook (awww.. memories). I made this soup when I was feeling down one day and it pepped me right up and ever since it has been my go-to when I feel sick. Ginger, garlic, and cayenne are loaded with health benefits. They are said to increase circulation and stimulate metabolism as well as build up immune systems. Whether you’re feeling a cold coming on or not, this is an excellent soup to eat for your health and well-being. Essential oils Ginger & Oregano added to this dish may add to the beneficial immune-boosting power.