Yummy soup for a cold week!

Why not simmer up a big batch of this great vegetable borscht for your good health this week? Beets are great for helping to cleanse the liver; make them a regular addition to your diet. This soup is so good with a dollop of goat cream cheese or yogurt, a splash of organic whipping cream or sour cream. It freezes well.

Vegetable Borscht (from Eat Away Illness page 194 see www.healingwithnutrition.ca )

5 cups shredded or diced beets

4 chopped onions

1 cup shredded or chopped carrots

2 cups shredded or chopped cabbage

2 cups diced potatoes

3 garlic cloves, diced

Small piece of sea vegetable such as wakame or kombu

3 tbsp. Seasoning – organic vegetable broth cubes, homemade seasoning or Bragg’s All Purpose Liquid Seasoning

Chopped parsley

Unrefined sea salt to taste

10 ounces tomato paste

1 tbsp. Dill weed

Optional: cooked chicken pieces or cooked white beans (legumes)

1. Place first seven ingredients in a large pot. Cover with filtered water or vegetable stock to 1” above veggies.

2. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 20 minutes.

3. Add seasoning, chopped parsley, salt, tomato paste and dill weed.

4. Stir well. Reheat and simmer for 15 minutes.

5. Add chicken pieces f desired for a heartier soup.

6. Serve with a dollop of cream or cheese (see above) if diet allows dairy.

This soup goes well with whole grain corn meal muffins.




Paulette Millis

Author, Speaker & Registered Nutritional Consultant


2 Responses to Yummy soup for a cold week!

  1. Gloria Hilsendager says:

    Why do you put so much garlic in a lot of your recipes? My stomach cannot tolerate garlic, so what do you suggest for a substitute, if anything?

    • Hi Gloria;
      Thanks for your question. I do use garlic at every opportunity because of it’s unique health properties. It is anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and more! I have published an article on garlic in What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About Foods, Book One (see http://www.healingwithnutrition.ca for pdf copy). That being said, I suggest to omit garlic for all recipes if you are allergic or sensitive to it. In this recipe, omitting does not need any substitution as there is a lot of flavor in the broth already.

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