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Eat Your Greens Detox Soup – Recipe 47 #osgcookbook challenge


There is something that just draws me to all things green.  Something about the vibrancy of the color, and probably the idea we’ve all grown up with that green = healthy, makes my mouth water when I see a plateful of something in the emerald family.  So naturally, I was quite drawn to this soup, and it delivered on all fronts! What an amazing way to cap off my weekly four recipes for the #osgcookbook challenge!

The toughest part of making this soup was the chopping, and really it wasn’t all that bad.  I usually start sauteing things right away and chop as I go, but given that I needed broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms, all ready at the same time (and in substantial quantities), I decided to prep these in advance. Then I turned on the heat and continued on in my regular way, chopping onion, garlic, and ginger, and adding them to the pot as I went along.

Going back for a second, I have a little trick to share when it comes to chopping broccoli.  Chop off some big pieces first, then take a big chunk and start by chopping up the stem, moving towards the flowery head of broccoli. Eventually, you will get to a point where the broccoli florets all fall apart into perfect little bite sized pieces.  Cool huh?


The soup smelled fantastic as it bubbled away, reminding me of the classic veggie-and-spice aromas of my favorite little hippy, vegan restaurants.  I added just slightly more of every spice called for in this recipe, and was glad I did.  I typically use up to double the quantity of spices in most recipes, as I find generally North American cookbooks and magazines tend to go too easy on the flavor for my taste.  I suggest starting with the original amounts, tasting whatever you are making, and then adding more as you see fit (or don’t if you like it as-is!)

In no time at all, I had a delicious soup that was vibrantly green, richly spiced, and so darn healthy I felt like I could skip the gym for having eaten it 😛 Hey, I did work out a little with all that chopping, right?

For the full recipe, checkout Angela Liddon’s fantastic cookbook, Oh She Glows!


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