Monday, December 28, 2009

Quick Living (Raw) Energy Soup

Dispelling the Myths of Raw Living Foods


Here is a wonderful reviving, rejuvenating energy soup. This looks really nourishing. If you are interested in learning more about energy soup and more about its originator, Ann Wigmore, then go here-->http://bit.ly/xNOwH


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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yuri's Quick Raw Creamy Avocado Soup

Here is raw chef Yuri Yalkaim telling how to make a quick creamy avocado-based soup in less than 10 minutes -- serves 2-- recipe is written right under the video below.


Yuri's Quick Avocado Soup

1 Avocado, cubed
1 C. soaked walnuts (soaked for about an hour)
1 red pepper, chopped
1 bunch Cilantro
Water to make 2 servings
Whirl up in VitaMix.


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Raw Savory Butternut Squash Soup


Here are the lovely Giannis making a raw Butternut Soup in their VitaMix... looks pretty tasty (with Cayenne, Cumin and Cinnamon). The written recipe follows the Youtube movie or you can go to their site and get it there.  Kevin and Annemarie Gianni have an extensive, impressive collection of video interviews with raw food community leaders, how-to-make raw recipes, and other diy topics.  In their store they only carry products that they themselves use and consider "top of the line".  I love their mix of humour, energy and walking-the-walk... Enjoy the soup!

2 Cups Butternut Squash
2 Cups Sprouts (broccoli, pea shoots, clover, sunflower, or any combination)
1-2 Cups Water
1/4 cup almonds, soaked overnight and blanched
1/2 Cup chopped yellow onion
3/4 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 TBSP cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 clove garlic

Blend adding water in slowly to get to your desired thickness. Garnish and serve

If you like it more on the sweeter side you can always add 1 cup of fresh orange juice in place of the water.

*this recipe is from Living in the Raw by Rose Lee Calabro


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Raw Creamy Avocado Soup

Here is Raw goddess Ani Phyo making her delicious creamy avocado soup. She runs the recipe at the conclusion of the video-- sent me scurrying to see if we had any unpasteurized miso in the fridge.Delicious!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Soup!

There are actually quite a few youtube videos doing this particular a capella medley, but this one combined the fun with some very good talent... Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Herbal Broccoli-Potato Soup

This looks pretty darn mouth-watering good... she uses a hand-held (immersion) blender to mix everything together after cooking it. I like the way she shows how she organizes her shopping and menus-- great for anyone who is transitioning to vegan eating. She got the recipe from the book Veganomicon (see under the video).

Monday, December 21, 2009

Blended Raw Vegetable Soup

Raw Chef Jennifer Cornbleet gives a very interesting and informative presentation and tells you how to improvise your own soup using what you have on hand so you don't necessarily have to run out to buy a bunch of new ingredients. Yum!

Blended Raw Spinach Soup

Here is Raw Chef Dan making a living tasty soup with a variety of veggies and a base of spinach. He explains well as he goes.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Raw Green Coconut Soup

This is a spicy raw soup (helped by the garlic sauerkraut) put together by the fun, interactive couple from the Renegade Health show. Have some laughs while you watch this!

My Son's Avo-Acorn Squash Raw Soup


This soup is a creamy surprise and a lovely blend of savory and lemony flavors. Basically put all the ingredients in the VitaMix and whirl it up until smooth, creamy and warmed. Lovely! (Full of enzymes and other great nutrients that you won't find in the cooked version of this soup)

  • Acorn squash, peeled, seeded and chopped (seeds will be dehydrated to chew on later)
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 1/2 thumbsize ginger
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 1 Avocado
  • sprinkle of Cumin, Tumeric
  • sprinkle of sea salt, dulse
  • 3 C. water
  • Large handful of Cilantro (few sprigs to garnish)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Trev's Green Smoothie Soup

Trev shows how he puts together a sort of "savory green smoothie", big on greens and spices, short on fruit. This is another short and sweet video that demonstrates that with a little imagination and self-permission, you can eat the way YOU want to eat and be healthy, happy, and creative.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Taco Raw Energy Soup

Rene Oswald is a well-organized presenter and you will get everything you want to know about this delicious raw taco energy soup recipe. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Whacked-up Raw Veggie Soup

Once you get past the fact that this fella is shirtless (but nicely shaved) you will be impressed with the breadth of his wild-crafting integration into his raw soup recipe with the various delicious flavours he puts together. He is rather amusing to watch and has an interesting approach to developing his business. Enjoy!

Dr. Ritamarie's Italian Raw Green Soup

I really love Dr. Ritamarie-- if you have an opportunity to do any of her workshops or teleseminars, jump for them-- she brings in her 22-year history eating living and raw, and her wonderful love of biochemistry (which she makes very clear)and zest for life. You can find out more about her by going here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Natasha's Quick & Delicious Raw Tomato Soup

Sorry- there is an out-of-date promo for a juice fast at the beginning of this video, but beyond that the soup recipe is the best (so it is worth waiting for!)(I promise)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dr. Kim's Favorite Winter Soup

Wow, I can't improve on this delicious chick pea-leek soup recipe of Dr. Ben Kim's, so I'm just putting the link here for you to check into: http://drbenkim.com/recipeschickpealeeksoup.html

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mothers' Day Soups

Mothers are often associated with soup, aren't they? Soup is such a symbol of nurturance (and who do we think of primarily in that instance?) So, is it not fitting to make up a lovely soup on Mother's Day and share it with your lovely mother (or your wife, if you are still getting away with referring to her as Mommy and using Mother's Day as the one day in the year where you really treat her royally in a way that your children can witness).

Here are a few suggestions for nice Mother's Day soups
offering variations dependent on their tastes and eating styles, and the outside temperatures.

Chilled Pear and Rose Petal Soup
(from the Joy of Soup blog): Hmm. Pretty fancy. Sounds like something you might need a terrine for? And you will probably want to wear something other than your undershirt to the table. And by all means only use rose petals that have NOT been sprayed and that are organic (how do you determine that when buying flowers? I guess you would have to go for your own organically-grown roses-- but we don't have them here on Mother's Day, so that counts us out)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
salt & pepper, to taste
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup edible rose petals
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the pears and sauté, tossing often, until golden on all sides. Add the sugar, ginger and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add the chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes to meld the flavors.
Transfer the broth mixture to a VitaMix and add the toasted almonds, half and half and 1/4 cup of the rose petals. Puree the soup until smooth.
Chill the soup thoroughly before serving. Garnish with the remaining rose petals. Serves 4

Here is another elegant chilled soup on video CUCUMBER-DILL SOUP-- if you want to make it raw vegan, just use a nut milk with more lemon vs. the buttermilk and yogurt.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Potato-Cabbage Soup for St. Patrick's Day


Here is a lovely vegetarian dish for St. Pat's day-- and no butter either, so I guess it's vegan! But you know, don't you, that I would be using the VitaMix and not some inferior blender :p

Make it a good one!
~Cynthia

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lovers' Soup for Valentine's Day


Most of my soup recipes don't contain butter, cheese or "spirits", but this is a soup for an exceptional time and I'll make the exception. This is an adaptation of a soup recipe in the cookbook called "Blue Moon Soup" by Gary Goss, with amazing illustrations by Jane Dyer.

2T butter
1 small leek, chopped (1 to 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 C chopped chives
1/4 C sliced mushrooms
2 lg sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 T cooking sherry or dry white wine OR apple cider vinegar (added when soup has been removed from heat) (optional)
1 tsp curry
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 C milk or soy or nut milk
Garnish: 1 cup shredded Muenster cheese, 1/4 C sliced mushrooms, and 1 bar of great chocolate, broken into bite-sized pieces.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Melt the butter in a soup pot on medium heat.
3. Add the leek, chives, mushrooms, half of the sweet potatoes, the sherry if using, curry, salt, and pepper. Saute for 10 min, stirring with a wooden spoon.
4. Add the remaining sweet potatoes and 2 cups of water, and stir.
5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
6. In Vitamix, blend up half the soup with the milk until thick and silky smooth.
7. Return the blended soup to the soup pot and stir.
8. Place soup crocks on a cookie sheet. Ladle soup into crocks, and garnish. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly.
[makes 4-6 servings]



♥♥Have a lovely evening♥♥

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lazy Perogy Soup

It is cold outside again-- really unseasonal for our gorgeous hunk of Vancouver Island-- so here is my feel-good-on-a-cold-day soup recipe. Please feel free to substitute other things you have in the kitchen for what you might not have that is in today's recipe:

Saute 4 medium onions, chopped
in a large soup pot with 1 T. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

When the onions are fragrant and translucent, add

2 C. Organic Tomato Pasta Sauce
3 C. Filtered Water
1 C. Natural Sauerkraut (not the kind made with vinegar and cooked to death)
4-10 Perogies (I used the cheddar cheese whole grain perogies with soy bacon bits)
1 Can Organic Navy Beans
Cook the perogies through and serve.

This is plenty salty enough for us, but if you want to add more salt and other seasonings, well, you go....

This is the perfect healthy and comforting quick lunch for the work-at-home folks.
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