Soup-er Veggie Recipes

Hunzain Okra Soup
4 cups finely chopped okra
4 cups chopped swiss chard
4 onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, with tops
1 squeezed lemon
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup dried apricots
¼ cup prunes
¼ cup dark wild rice
1 cup soy milk
4 cups water
Soak the apricots and prunes overnight in 3 cups of water. Blend them. Place them in a large covered pot with all the other ingredients and simmer until the rice is mushy (about one hour).

Quick Red Pepper Soup
1 small chili pepper
6 large red peppers
½ cup chopped parsley
2 cups chopped spinach
6 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped basil
2 cups frozen corn
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
5 cups water
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
3 dates
Blend the peppers, parsley, dates and water together in the blender or VitaMix until smooth. Place all ingredients into a large covered pot and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

Cabbage Raisin Soup
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 large onions
¼ cup split peas
¼ cup pearl barley
1 head green cabbage
1 cup raisins or currants
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
2 cups fresh-squeezed apple juice
2 cups water
2 cups chopped carrots
1 tsp. oregano
2 Tbsp. VegiZest
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
Blend raisins with water in a blender or VitaMix until smooth and creamy. Put liquefied raisins and all other ingredients in a large covered pot and cook on a very low flame. Leave the cabbage in large chunks. When cabbage is soft, remove it from the soup with tongs and blend with some soup liquid. Add blended cabbage and liquid soup, and continue cooking on low heat for an hour.
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Liz Morton - September 13, 2006 8:36 AM

I committed myself to the 6 week diet a week ago, and unfortunately my appetite has steadily decreased while eating only the recommended foods - is this normal? I'm 66 years old, weigh 154lbs and had angioplasty 6 months ago. The most important thing is that I'm feeling extremely good on the diet. Any feedback would be appreciated.

speedwell - September 18, 2006 8:35 AM

Feeling good is a good thing. Don't knock it. It shows you're doing something right. Apettite decreases are normal when you're properly nourished, because your body is no longer so much on the alert to eat everything in sight just to attempt to get enough of this or that nutrient.

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