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This could be a soup or enjoy it over pasta, brown rice, chicken or shrimp

  Roasted Red Roma Tomato Soup Tomato soup is a familiar and beloved comfort food. In this version, roasting the tomatoes in the oven (or using canned roasted tomatoes) can lessen their acidity and add natural sweetness. The tomatoes blend beautifully and colorfully with the carrots in

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Tomato Basil Soup

When I was growing up I enjoyed tomato soup.  It was in a can back then.  They still sell it in a can but I have now learned the benefits and pleasure of making healthy home made foods.  I have also learned that nightshade plants, such as

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Soothing Shitake Gravy

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 6 servings 8 medium shiitake mushrooms, dried 2 1/2 cup boiling water 2 cups mushroom soaking liquid 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 dried thyme 2 cups button mushrooms, sliced

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Shitake Dashi* with Rice Noodles

Prep Time:10 minutes Cooking Time:15 minutes Yields:4 servings 8 dried shiitake mushrooms 6-inch piece kombu 8 cups water 1/2 carrot, thinly sliced 1/2 daikon, thinly sliced 1/2 pound thin rice noodles 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar 1 teaspoon tamari 2 scallions, sliced Directions: Soak shitakes and kombu

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Creamy Parsnips Soup with Polka Dots

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Yields: 4 servings 4-6 parsnips, cut into chunks 1 large yellow onion, cut into chunks 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon sea salt 4 cups water 1 cup green peas Directions: Place parsnips, onion, nutmeg, salt and water in a

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Aduki Squash Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Yields: 4 servings 1 pound winter squash (kabocha, butternut) 1 1/2 cups aduki beans, soaked 3 inches seaweed (kombu or wakame) 5 cups of water Sea salt Directions: Peel and cube squash into 2-inch squares (can leave skin on

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Cream of Broccoli

5 cups water or stock 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli 1 small onion diced 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice or, leftover unflavored oatmeal Barley or white miso Directions Bring water or soup sock to a boil and add diced broccoli stems and onion. Cover and simmer

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Squash Soup?

Ingredients: 1 Acorn Squash Peeled, cubed 1 Butternut Squash, Peeled, cubed 3 large organic carrots, peeled 1 large onion, peeled, quartered 1 Box Organic chicken or vegetable broth 1 Tbsp grape seed oil 1 Granny Smith and 1 Honey Crisp Apple, peeled and cored Optional: Fresh Ginger

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