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Anti-inflammatory vegetable soup – Goan style!

I first tried the delicious Goan style Mussel soup from the Ballymaloe Cookery Course book,

but I see that there are a good few on the net (e.g. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2852678/goan-mussels)

It has become one of my most adapted and cooked recipes and we eat a version of this often at home.

Today, I decided to make a vegetable soup version, and it is packed full of anti-inflammatory natural ingredients.

I make a point of buying fresh organic vegetables.

Recipe

Serves 6

2T coconut oil

1 diced onion

2 t grated fresh ginger

3 cloves fresh garlic

1 t ground tumeric

2 t ground cumin

2 t ground coriander

½ t salt

400mls coconut milk

250mls hot water with 2 vegan, gluten-free stock cube dissolved

1-2 fresh green chillies

2 sticks and leaves celery – diced

2-3 leeks – diced

3 baby marrows  – diced

½ Cauliflower – diced

1 carrot – diced

Method:

  • Heat the coconut oil in a pan and add the chill, onion, ginger and garlic and stir till onions glassy.
  • Add in the salt and spices cooking gently for a few minutes.
  • Add all the diced vegetables and stir for a few minutes
  • Add the water and stock and cover, simmering for 5 minutes

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  • Add the coconut milk and simmer for a further 10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and blitz till smooth with a stick liquidizer IMG_1936

Enjoy garnished with lots of fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime if you want to amp up the flavor!

If you are Banting, leave out the carrot!

If you are not vegan and want to add animal protein, add in thinly sliced raw chicken or fish

after blitzing the vegetables into the smooth soup and keep on heating until meat is cooked.

Green and low GI vegetable cleanse

Many of you are doing a cleanse as the start of your Anti – Candida therapy plan. With my clients I know eating such a vegetable rich diet is often a new thing. So what does it look like?

I decided to share a few pictures of the meals that are perfect for this, over the next week or so.

Here is an example of a lunch. This is a green leafy salad, with rocket (arugula/rucola), kale and mixed leaves of lettuce. There are a few carrot shavings and cucumber slices mixed in. It is topped with asparagus, pan fried in a little coconut oil and has grilled broccoli on the side. The pretty red jewels are diced red peppers and it is topped with thinly sliced celery for crunch and borage flowers for beauty. Fresh coconut slithers decorate the top and it is dressed in a delicious mix of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and a touch of crushed garlic and chilli. You could top it with a soft boiled egg or half an avocado.

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Now this is what I want you to have for lunch – delicious!!

Best Alkali Promoting Foods

All raw vegetables, avocado, corn, dates, most fresh fruit, honey, soy products, almonds, lima beans and millet – can you sense a delicious salad happening. Remember to dress your creative salad with fresh lime or lemon juice, a half teaspoon of honey, virgin cold pressed olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds!! YUM!

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