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Warming Winter Tonic Soup
January, 2003

Serves 4 / This hearty and delicious cold-weather soup is full of liver-friendly ingredients to help detoxify your system.

1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup peeled and thinly sliced burdock root
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup thinly sliced cabbage
1/2 cup beets, well-scrubbed and sliced into 1/2-inch quarters
2 leeks, well-rinsed and sliced into 1/4-inch slivers
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 cups vegetable or chicken stock, or water
2 tablespoons light miso
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 scallions, minced

1. In a large pot, sauté first nine ingredients in olive oil for 10 minutes. Add stock or water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2. Dissolve miso in small amount of hot broth and add to soup. Turn off heat and add cilantro and scallions. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Calories 195,Fat 8,Perfat 36,Cholesterol 0,Carbo 28,Protein 4,Fiber 4,Sodium 430


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