Monday, February 15, 2010

Fresh Tomato, Lemon, Leek Soup

I have a friend that had surgery last week, so as part of her nutritional recovery I made this soup for her. All of the ingredients will provide her liver the ability to release some of the toxins naturally accumulated from the break down of anesthesia and the other medications being taken. The soup is also nourishing, so it will provide some nice energy for her recovery. Plus it’s delicious! It only takes about 15 minutes to make.

Makes 1 large or 2 smaller servings.

All ingredients are organic.

Soak 3 medicinal mushrooms (dried shiitake and/or maitake taste wonderful) in 1 cup almost boiling water.

Juice the following: (If you don’t have a juicer a blender can be substituted)

4 Roma tomatoes
½ Meyer lemon (or any lemon – the Meyer type is just extra beautiful)
2 cloves garlic
5 sprigs fresh thyme (if using a blender use only the leaves or a couple shakes of dry thyme)

Heat the fresh juice lightly on the stove top, but don't let it boil.

Add to the pot:

½ cup filtered water
soaking liquid from the medicinal mushrooms
1 leek, cleaned and sliced

(Save the mushrooms to cook into something else for yourself).

Once it’s hot, serve and enjoy!

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