03-05-2007, 08:26 PM
haha... so I'm new to this, don't have a recipe book yet and don't even know what half the ingredients are when people post recipes. But day two and I'm already tired of salads. So when I made my salad tonight and sat down to eat it I sighed, looked at the blender, and dumped it all in. (lettuce-i have no idea what kind it was; spinich, chinese cabbage, broccoli, carrots) Then I added some canned tomatoes. (these might be cooked before canned? I don't know, but they were organic) Added some italian seasoning, onion.. and viola.. I have brown soup.. but it's actually really, really good... even my three year old likes it.
Just thought I'd share :D
03-05-2007, 08:34 PM
when i was in italy where basil was cheap, i would make this with basil and call it "pesto soup." the spinach and herbs helps to "get in your greens", and you could also use broccili or whatever. it didnt work so well with tougher greens like kale or more bitter greens like dandelion; the spinach and basil was perfect.
a handful of soaked, rinsed almonds (even just soak for a couple hours or even 20 minutes, just to get off some of the enzyme inhibitors), spinach, basil if you can get it, otherwise, parsley, clove of garlic, olive oil, a lemon, sea salt to taste, some water to desired consistency. dump in blender, blend and eat. I like to top it with a little more cold pressed olive oil and I also love putting pieces of dulse sea weed (the red one) mixed in or on top; i love dulse and its really rich in minerals, but you could leave this out if you dont like it or dont have it or its too pricey. i like the dulse cuz it gives the soup a little substance. also could vary the veggies, in here, add an avocado, or tomatoes or whatever. could use another type of nuts too. nuts help give it some more substance.
good luck, have fun, and btw, canned tomatoes= not raw. actually anything canned, not raw. i think they have to heat it to high temperatures to can and seal it. if youre in a pinch, try frozen before you resort to canned (frozen not always raw either though..., but usually still better. )
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