Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winter Detox Soup

I am ready for some real food, good-bye fudge, and gingerbread was fun!  I don't know about you, but I can tell when my system is out of whack and I am 100% positive the culprit is sugar!  I use the most unrefined sugar I can get my hands on, but the truth of the matter is, we were not made to eat this stuff!  Not on a regular basis anyway.
So we are bidding farewell to the sweets and eating a lot of cleansing foods this week.  Here's the soup I made.  It is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, heart healthy, high fiber, grain-free, pro-immune system, and pro-detox!!  It's perfect to bridge from Christmas treats to New Year's Resolutions!!


1/2 gallon of beef bone broth
1 small onion, diced
1 small head of cabbage
15-16 oz of canned or tetra-pak tomatoes
6-8 small turnips, diced (you could also use potatoes)
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 lb or so of carrots, sliced
1/2 lb or ground beef, stew meat, or leftover roast
1 cup of frozen peas
1 cup of frozen green beans
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. of turmeric
1.5 tsp. of all purpose steak rub (I get an organic one at the meat counter at my local health food store.  I use if with almost anything-meatballs, meat loaf, burgers, steak and soup)
Salt to taste
Chopped parsley (optional)

Brown meat.  Add in onion and saute for 2 minutes.  Add broth and other fresh veggies.  Cook for 20-30 minutes until all of the veggies are tender.  Add in more broth if necessary.   Add in frozen veggies and enough salt.  Cook until it returns to a rolling boil and then 5 minutes more.  Serve.

I know turnips and turmeric are not common additives to cabbage soup, but with the health benefits they offer they cannot be missed, especially not during cold and flu season.  I've been trying to increase anti-inflammatory foods because I hurt my knee a couple of months ago....getting old sucks!  So I've been putting turmeric in everything, as long as you don't use a ton, it doesn't taste like curry.  Now I know that turnips are anti-inflammatory too, I will start to use them in other foods as well.  They make a great, less starchy, substitute for potatoes.  

Love and Butter,


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  1. Thank you for posting this Mishelle. I have been experiencing alot of inflammation lately. I will give this a try.

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