Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Organic Soybean Soup with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms and Ginger

Have you heard of The Gerson Therapy?  If you have great.  If you have not, then get busy and do some research or by the book of the same name.  It is a whole foods treatment against cancer and other illnesses.  In the beginning of the book they tell a story of a ABC newscaster who was fired after working with ABC for 30 years because he wanted the nation to know about The Gerson Diet.  But the powerful commercial and political forces did not so they axed him.  Have you heard about President Nixon's "War On Cancer"?  That was 40 years ago and 100s of billions have been spent and still no cure has been found.  Why?  I really don't know why.  But I do wonder why so few highly professional experts in the field do not refer to diet and nutrition at all.  And now again our Commander in Chief is again declaring "War on Cancer".  But again he mentions nothing of diet and nutrition.  And today, not like in 1971 there are hundreds of articles and many books on the topic of Diet, Nutrition and Cancer or Degenerative Diseases.   So again I ask you, Why does our government not spend any of the billions of dollars of cancer research funds and research diet, nutrition and cancer?  We know why don't we.  If you have cancer you have to do the research that the funded experts do not do.  And you have to believe.  Take this soup for example; look at all the wonderful things that these little amazing vegetables can do for you.
Soybeans helps eliminate toxins from the body and are highly alkalizing.  They have a high protein content which is healthy for the body when not consuming meat protein.  Soybeans are a legume difficult to digest so make sure they are soaked for 24 hours and then cooked until nice and soft.
Shiitake Mushrooms is a natural source of interferon, a protein which appears to induce an immune response against cancer especially stomach and cervix.   They are a good source of germanium, an element that improves cellular oxygenation and enhances immunity.
Ginger and cumin combine well with bean dishes to diminish problems of flatulence.  Ginger helps with the feeling of nausea associated with chemotherapy treatments.  
Onion and Garlic help to eliminate toxins from the body as well as unfavorable bacteria.  They help to promote the growth of healthy intestinal flora.  They also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Carrots are one of the richest sources of the anti-oxident beta-carotene (vitamin A), which protects against cancer.  They help improve the livers function and helps the stimulation of wastes.

Look at these tasty little vegetables

Anticancer soupalicious

Organic Soybean Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Ginger
by Jeff Harter
Prep Time: 1/2 hour
Cook Time: 2 hours
Keywords: slow-cooker soup/stew gluten-free low-carb nut-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian soybeans Japanese Mediterranean

This soup is a fusion of Mediterranean and Japan. I worked at a restaurant in Madrid that specialized in Spanish and Japanese cuisine and it was awesome. Always packed. Miso soup with saffron. Sushi with pimientos de piquillo and the like. Fun, different and tasty. Restaurant Nodo
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 1 cup organic soybeans
  • 1 quart water
  • 12 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 yellow onions chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp cumino
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup swiss chard or kale
  • 1 piece of kombu seaweed
  • salt and pepper
  • Soak the soybeans for 24 hrs before using.
  • Boil the 2 cups of water in a small pot then add shiitake mushrooms and remove from heat and let sit one hour.
  • Place a large pot over medium heat add the olive oil and heat for 2 minutes then add celery, onions and the carrots and cook for about 10 mins.
  • Then add the garlic and ginger and cook another 5 mins stirring a frequently.
  • Next, take the shiitakes out of the water and slice. Then add to the pot. Save the water and add this water when you add the other broth or water.
  • Then add the cumin, turmeric and paprika and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Next add the tomato paste and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Next add the broth or water and the beans and bring to a simmer and skim off the scum.
  • Add the rosemary, oregano and bay and cook for 1-2 hours depending on the soybeans.
  • When done take off the heat and add the salt and pepper, swiss chard, kombu and let sit for 15 minutes then serve.

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