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Broccoli soup in the Raw

February 4, 2011

When I post a recipe I always check to see if I’ve already done it so as not to bore you all to tears.

Or maybe I already do that without even trying?

I think the husband wishes for a little boring sometimes with dinner.   Last night I noticed he was holding his breath as I approached with his plate.

I hope that’s not what you do when you see me in your computers inbox?

Forgive me.  I’m a bit needy today.

I probably just need some home-made soup.

Broccoli Soup in the Raw


I dabble with the Raw lifestyle and some weeks I can tell people that’s what I am….a Raw Foodie.  The week after that I’ll eat chicken with every meal and the week after that I’m a vegan and hide all my leather shoes and empty chicken containers.      I want to be something but I don’t want to be any of these.

Can’t we all just eat whatever and get along??

Today I’m a Raw foodie so if you’d like to join me then make this soup.

1 1/2 large onions diced into big chunks

2 celery stalk chopped

1 red chili pepper

2-3 large cloves of garlic

2 large heads of broccoli or 4 small (stalks removed)

1 can light carnation milk

1 tbsp  dried basil

1 tsp smoked paprika

3 or 4 small limes juiced (or 2 lemons)

1 tsp thyme

1 tsp mustard powder

salt and pepper to taste

This isn’t technically raw because I’m sauteeing the veggies before blending but……whatever.     In 2 tbsp  of butter (yes butter is yummy) sautee your onions, celery and garlic until soft.

Add Broccoli (raw), hot pepper, carnation and cooked veggies to a blender and blend until smooth.   Return mixture to a large pot and add everything else except stock.

The stock should be added according to the desired thickness of the soup.  I added about 3 cups.   You could also add milk instead for a creamier soup but remember that milk…or stock is not raw.     See?  it can just get too hard sometimes.

Here you have two options.  Season to taste and simply warm the soup and serve.  Or cover and simmer gently for 1 hour to cook the broccoli and change the consistency.

Totally up to you but I am a Raw food eater and need some live enzymes today for several reasons.

One being I haven’t slept in three nights but rather tossed and turned in a puddle of sweat (while cuddling an icepack) next to a living, breathing furnace called Steve.

Two…..same as above but more emotion.

I read about Canada’s snow storms this morning.

Don’t hate me because I’m hot and bothered.    I’m sorry really.

Every time I do the raw thing it looks like baby diarrea.    It was yummy though and hit the spot.

Do you like to experiment with different diet lifestyles?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    February 4, 2011 3:28 am

    yep, baby diarrea. Can’t do the raw foodie thing but I hope it helps you with your night sweats!?

    • February 5, 2011 2:15 am

      My ‘night sweats’ will never go away if the temp. doesn’t go below 37 which it was today 😦 I was outside for 1/2 hr and my chest, neck and face is sooo burnt. I even wore 30 zinc on my face. Tonight is going to be hell because it’s 8:15 p.m. and our bedroom feels like a sauna – no shit. I wish it would snow here for a day to cool it off.

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