Immune Boosting Cancer Patient Soup Recipe

This incredible vegan soup recipe includes green tea, lemon, shiitake mushrooms, coconut oil, turmeric, garlic and ginger. WOW! All those good, cancer fighting, phytonutrients in one delicious soup. Remember, when making this soup or any dish always use organic ingredients when possible.


  • 1 Tbl Coconut Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 Stalks Celery chopped
  • 3 Carrots sliced into 1/4″ rounds
  • 2 Parsnips sliced into 1/4″ rounds
  • Shiitake Mushrooms rehydrated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 C Vegetable Broth I prefer low-sodium
  • 2 Green Tea Bags with Lemon
  • 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
  • 2 small Bay Leaf or 1 large
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1-1/2 tsp of freshly grated Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
  • Lemon halves optional, grilled
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Eggless Noodles
  • Crackers for serving


  1. To begin, add the vegetable broth, bay leaves, turmeric, ginger and peppercorns to a large stock pot.
  2. Tie the tea bags as I have shown here so they can steep in the liquid.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil, add the tea bags and simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove the tea bags and strain the liquid to remove the bay leaves and peppercorns.
  5. In a large saute pan, add the coconut oil, onions, celery, carrots and parsnips and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once tender, remove from the burner and add the garlic, allow the residual heat to cook it.
  7. If you have a grill pan, heat to high and add the lemon halves for just a few minutes until caramelized. This step is optional.
  8. Add lemon halves to the broth and boil for about 10 minutes. Remove the lemons.
  9. While the broth is boiling, rehydrated the shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes, drain and rinse.
  10. Prepare the noodles.
  11. Combine the mushrooms, sautéed vegetables and broth.
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite crackers.

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GrandBob’s Vegetable Soup Recipe

GrandBob's Vegetable Soup Recipe For Breast CancerBy: Holly Bertone, Breast Cancer Survivor and Founder of Pink Fortitude.
Vegetable soup is the perfect winter comfort food.  Packed full of vitamins and cancer-fighting anti-oxidants, it’s also the quintessential health food.  I used GrandBob’s crock pot recipe, and made some minor changes to accommodate the busy and frugal family.Vegetable Soup Recipe For Breast Cancer From Holly Bertone

This is GrandBob, also known as Bob, or my Dad.  Who happens to be celebrating a very happy #70 this week!  Grab your apron…  Are you ready to cook with us?

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Since GrandBob is retired, he has a little extra time in his schedule, and normally purchases fresh veggies where possible, and cuts them up.  I used 100% frozen veggies.  We saved approximately one hour of prep time.  For a large sized crock pot, you will want about 40-50 ounces of frozen veggies – any kind.  I used a mixed bag of carrots, corn, and peas, and then added a few extras like Lima beans, green beans, and spinach.  Ideally, you want to let the frozen veggies sit out for an hour ahead of time, but if you forget, they are fine to use right away.

GrandBob's Vegetable Soup Recipe by #crockpot #frugal #meal #healthy

When I was at the store purchasing ingredients, I forgot what kind of tomatoes, to buy.  I ended up with a 28 ounce can of basil crushed tomatoes and they were perfect!  I also used Swanson’s Organic Vegetable Broth, but you can use the regular kind.

This meal is obviously vegetarian, and while I am not an expert on Gluten Free cooking, it is mostly Gluten Free (double check the seasonings, broth, and tomatoes) and easy enough for you to adapt.

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Who is ready to keep warm and healthy this winter with some of GrandBob’s vegetable soup?  Don’t forget to wish him a Happy #70!


Love, hugs, and staying healthy.


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Holly Bertone is originally from Waynesboro, PA. She holds a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Elizabethtown College, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). Holly is the CEO and President of Pink Fortitude, LLC, a company dedicated to promoting inspiration and positive self-esteem to cancer survivors and ALL women.

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