Vegetables and Soups

Ingredients: Kale, sliced thin Chinese cabbage, sliced in thin diagonals Daikon radish, cut in thin matchsticks Scallions, cut into 3 inch lengths Directions: Bring a pot with 2-3 inches of water to a boil. Add Chinese cabbage first and cook for 45 seconds. Remove from pot and drain. Next add kale and cook for 60 […]

Directions: Scrub parsnips and carrots, but do not peel. Cut into large chunks. Sauté one medium onion in 1 tablespoon of water and one teaspoon of macadamia nut or extra virgin olive oil. Join sautéed onion with cut up parsnips and carrots, cover with water, and boil 30 minutes. Add a dash (a dash) of […]

Ingredients: Serves 4 2 parsnips, cut into 1/2 inch long diagonals 1 teaspoon corn oil, sunflower oil or olive oil 1/3 cup fresh parsley 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1-1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice Shoyu soy sauce, to taste Directions: Steam parsnips, for 5-10 minutes or until tender. Combine oil, […]

Who on a cold wintry day, would not find a nice hot bowl of minestrone soup appealing? It is so nutritious and warming, and created as in recipe below, can serve as a one pot meal in itself. This recipe does not include tomatoes, which are acidic and cooling to the body, but if you […]

Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole grain noodles 1-2″ piece of kombu 1/4 cup kidney beans, soaked 6-8 hours 1/4 cup navy beans, soaked 6-8 hours 6 cups water 1 onion, diced 1/2 cup string beans, cut in 1″ lengths 1 stalk celery 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup sweet corn, fresh or frozen 1-2 cloves garlic, […]

Miso is a smooth, dark puree made from soybeans, barley or rice with salt that is aged. Barley miso is used most often in daily cooking. If you are just starting to use miso, try Mellow Barley/Sweet White miso or Chick Peaso. These white and yellow misos are lighter and sweeter tasting. Other excellent misos […]

My usual instruction for following any recipe is to take the cookbook with the recipe (not your notes) with you to any natural foods store. For this recipe, take this page with you. First, in a regular grocery store find the items you are familiar with marked with the # sign below. For ingredients that […]

The secret to making tasty soups is: 1 teaspoon of dried basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 3 medium parsnips 1 medium turnip 2 garlic heads or about 15 individual garlic cloves peeled 2 medium leeks or 4 medium onions peeled and halved, trimmed and quartered 2 stalks of celery quartered 2 cups of sliced […]

Ingredients: Chinese cabbage, cut into thin diagonals Carrots, cut into thin flowers Lotus root, sliced matchsticks Kale, cut thin Yellow squash, sliced matchsticks Mushrooms, sliced thin Directions: Place a small amount of water into a hot skillet. Add vegetables and sauté on high heat until they are tender yet crisp and still remaining their bright […]

This delightfully sweet soup is a favorite for many of us. The four vegetable ingredients are considered among the leading "anti-cancer" vegetables because they are high in anti-oxidants, loaded with vitamins, and a wonderful cure for the insatiable "sweet tooth" experienced by diabetics and hypoglycemics. Drinking the broth alone, before adding the miso, is a […]