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Immune Power Soup

Immune Power Soup

This satisfying soup takes the edge off your hunger and is a great way to get more vegetables into your day. It only has 90 calories per serving, the ingredients are known immune-boosters, and it tastes delicious, too.


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups carrots, sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup leeks, chopped
1 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms, finely sliced
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
8 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped, for garnish

1. Coat a large pot with olive oil. Add carrot, celery, leek, onion, ginger and garlic, and sauté for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently.

2. Add shiitake, parsley, basil and 8 cups of water. Season with salt and black pepper. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Serve in a bowl or mug and garnish with chives.

Serves 5.

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Adapted from a recipe by Jonathan Galland in The Fat Resistance Diet, by Leo Galland MD (Broadway Books, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Dr. Leo Galland. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from a recipe by Jonathan Galland in The Fat Resistance Diet, by Leo Galland MD (Broadway Books, 2005).

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12:41PM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

Shiitake recipes are always welcome. This sounds delicious.

7:08AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Easy and nourishing - double bonanza!!

6:44AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Sounds easy and tasty - light enough for summer, too. Thanks!

5:17PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Yummy! Thanks for sharing.

1:53AM PDT on Oct 24, 2011

Thank you

3:11PM PST on Jan 8, 2011

Sounds YUMMMMMMY! Thank You

1:04AM PDT on Jun 19, 2010

thanks for recipe

10:16PM PDT on Jun 6, 2010

Sounds wonderful!

2:49AM PST on Dec 12, 2009

sounds great...

12:15AM PST on Dec 7, 2009

I'm going to try to make this soup sometime this week, it sounds so easy.

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