Feeling passionate? some deep RED soup is in order!!

carrot and beet vegan soup

carrot and beet vegan soup     *** Versión en español abajo!!***

This is definitely one of our favorites! specially during the cold seasons. Beet soup filled with A, B6 and C vitamins, folate and so very tasty!! the ginger definitely adds a healthy punch, healing to the kidneys and a natural liver purifier it help to bring heat to the body.

1 lb. beets chopped in small cubes
1 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 lb. carrots, same, chopped in small cubes
2 Tbsp. grated ginger -remember to freeze it before, that makes it waaay easier to grate!
4 garlic cloves -or more
6 cups vegetable stock or water
salt to taste and lots of pepper!

The procedure, so easy! caramelize the onion in a large pot with olive oil, add the ginger, pepper and garlic and stir fry for about three minutes. Add the carrots and beets and cook until they seem bright and colorful. Add the vegetable stock and simmer until perfectly cooked, adding salt to taste. Blend and done!! You can decorate the plate with a little of olive oil on top, fresh basil, vegan cream… nom nom…

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500 gr. betabeles picados
1 cucharada sopera de aceite de oliva
1 cebolla picada
500 gr. de zanahoria picada
2 cucharadas soperas de gengibre fresco rallado
4 dientes de ajo picados
6 tazas de agua o caldo de vegetales
sal y pimienta al gusto

El procedimiento, muy simple! Acitronar las cebollas en un poco de aceite de oliva, agregar el gengibre y ajo y dejar sofreir por unos tres minutos. Agregar las zanahorias y los betabeles y sofreír un poco, agregar el agua o caldo de vegetales y dejar hervir a fuego medio o bajo hasta que estén perfectamente cocidos. Licuar y listo!! Al servir puedes adornar el plato con un poco de aceite de oliva y albaha fresca… nom nom…
This is definitely one of our favorites! specially during the cold seasons. Beet soup filled with A, B6 and C vitamins, folate and so very tasty!! the ginger definitely adds a healthy punch.

1 lb. beets chopped in small cubes

1 Tbsp. virgin olive oil

1 large onion chopped

1 lb. carrots, same, chopped in small cubes

2 Tbsp. grated ginger -remember to freeze it before, that makes it waaay easier to grate!

4 garlic cloves

6 cups vegetable stock or water

salt to taste and lots of pepper!

The procedure, so easy! caramelize the onion in a large pot with olive oil, add the ginger, pepper and garlic and stir fry for about three minutes. Add the carrots and beets and cook until they seem bright and colorful. Add the vegetable stock and simmer until perfectly cooked, adding salt to taste. Blend and done!! You can decorate the plate with a little of olive oil on top, fresh basil, vegan cream… nom nom…

Second day of fasting, change in plans, Little Monkey will give better details, but here goes=]

We are changing to a leafy green soup based diet in stead of our master cleanse mix [lemon, water, cayenne and agave or maple syrup], this is primarily due to my extreme edginess, and of course, Dianas kindness, she was doing fine, doing yoga, not complaining, I on the other hand, suffice to say, we are now working with plan B.  Soups made from leafy greens, onion is apparently O.K. as are the 5 serrano chiles in the mix=]

Part of the reason is the cold, I was getting so cold that I wasnt doing ANYTHING, thats not a good sign.  I want to do the yoga and kung fu, its important, again, in the words of Tom Petty, if you dont run, you rust.  Well, no rusting here Sir.

I’m hoping Ninja Monkey will add her Ayurvedic, Scientific explanations, one, so you get a clearer picture of what is happening and the Who what when where and why of things, and of course to help you keep me afloat in your estimation of me=]

All of this being said, my empathy for people who are starving has just reached new heights after only two days living in comfort.  I truly cannot imagine what it must be like to be cold hungry and afraid not knowing where ones next meal will come from.  I hope I never do.  I hope that we will enable others to forget these pains and fears through the grace of god, otherwise, what is it we are doing if not helping our brothers and sisters…

Aloha