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Weight Loss Soup (Regeneration Soup) ©Deborah Barr, 1990-2014.

I also call this Regeneration Soup because the specific ingredients help strengthen immunity. They also burn fat, cleanses toxins, salt, cholesterol that have been stored in the body. So, even if you are not overweight, please enjoy this soup.


Ingredients:

·         1 small can ( 14.5 ounces) of tomatoes (Muir Glen Organic are very good)

·         3 cups of green cabbage

·         3 cups Dark leafy greens such as kale, collard greens, etc.

·         1 cp. sliced Daikon (a white radish)

·         1 green pepper (optional)

·         2 stalks celery

·         one tsp. each dried rosemary & tarragon 

·         3-4 dried  shitake mushrooms (donko variety are most therapeutic; discount store dried shiitake are a waste of money)

·         1 small hot pepper or pinch of cayenne

·         2 or 3 cloves of chopped garlic (optional-avoid if you have reflux)

·         2 inch piece of kombu seaweed

·         1 strip wakame or ˝ TB. shredded wakame

·      vegetable bouillon or water (I like the 32 ounce size of Un-Chicken or vegetable liquid broth by Imagine; Rapunzel Brand of  bouillon cubes are good too) Use a total of 7-8 cups liquid

·         Extra-Virgin, cold pressed olive oil

Culinary herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon or oregano can be added as desired toward the end of cooking (if using fresh). These particular herbs are helpful in dissolving fats, so I would include a few of them.  Other seasonings can include a small pinch of unrefined sea salt, pepper and parsley. With the bouillon, you’ll need little or no salt.

Reconstitute the shiitake in cold water for 30 minutes.  Slice and discard stems.  Use the shiitake water in the soup except any grit that settles to bottom of bowl.

Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces, sauté in olive oil in a soup pot along with the kombu, garlic and herbs (if using dried). Cover with water or bouillon or a combination, and tomatoes.  You can adjust the liquid depending on how brothy you like your soup.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Add reconstituted chopped wakame last 5 minutes of cooking.  This soup can be eaten any time of day. Eat at least one big bowl a day for a week.  The ingredients help disperse fats in the body and rejuvenate overall health.

NOTE:  It's important not to use any animal products in this recipe, including chicken or beef bouillon.

 ©Deborah Barr, 2000-14.  All rights reserved.

Schedule a 30-minute consultation/evaluation with Deborah Barr, 29-year Holistic Health professional. Wouldn't you like to  reverse health, weight, and emotional conditions in safe, effective ways? Sessions can be done by phone, Skype or at my Pittsburgh office. Questions?   email deborah@wholehealthresources.com or call 412.361.8600.

Deborah Barr, 29-year Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor/Coach, speaker, and author, has helped thousands of clients reverse health and weight issues; achieve emotional harmony, radiant health, passion, peaceful living, work-life balance, and a life they love. 

She is a former natural foods chef and taught hundreds of natural and whole foods cooking classes in the 80's and 90's; and provided natural foods catering.

 In 1985 she founded Whole Health Resources, the premier Holistic Health Center in Pittsburgh.  WHR's mission is to promote the healing and development of body, mind and spirit, and to teach an understanding of the relationship between diet, attitudes, lifestyle and wellness.


 



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