These are not specific amounts--just enjoy playing in the kitchen!
- cooking sake
- bouillon or stock
- red peppers (the sweet ones, like bell peppers)
- kabocha (or regular pumpkin would work too)
- celery stalks + leaves
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- garlic cloves
- milk (I use soy because I don't have access to almond, but you can use dairy of course)
Chop the veggies and bacon as small as you have time for--the smaller they are, the quicker they cook. Add them to a stock pot and sprinkle with olive oil. Saute a few minutes if you have time, or if you don't, go ahead and cover them with stock (or water + sake + bouillon powder or cubes) and add the rest of the ingredients. I would only put in enough liquid to just cover everything because you want this thick and creamy.
Bring to a boil and cook till everything is tender. I use an immersion blender to blend it all right in the pot, but you can use a regular blender if you have it.
Lastly, add some milk to taste.
Rx: Keep a jar of this handy and enjoy whenever you need an elixir of heat in your system.