Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Soup detox

I made a massive (2 gallon) pot of soup with a myriad of veggies in it. I told Vic that we are doing a soup detox, he asked "how long?" My reply was "until the pot is gone." This weather is perfect for soup and salad, tea and fresh fruit!

Detox soup
all organic ingredients if possible

Prep and set aside:
1 bunch of kale, leaves stripped off the rough stems and finely chopped
4 carrots, peeled and cut on the bias into small 1/2" pieces
3 large leeks, cut off root end, quarter and slice up to 8 or 9" from white end into green, slice into small 1/4" pieces and place in large bowl and blast with water to loosen sand. Soak and swish them around and pull leeks from the water (they float) the sand will remain at the bottom. Set aside

Saute the following in a large pan
4 T olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 celery heart chopped in small pieces
8 cloves garlic, minced

Add in the following:
1 large can of chopped tomatoes
1 jar/ can of (6oz) tomato paste
1 quart vegetable stock
1 gallon water
1 bunch parsley
2T sea salt, finely chopped, leaves only
*add in the kale, leeks and carrots from earlier prep

Boil all the above for a 1/2 hour, add the two below and simmer for 40 minutes
1/3 c brown rice (rinsed)
1/3 c pearled barley (rinsed)

season to taste with pepper, herbs and spices to your liking

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