Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soup-er Fun All Year Long

Imagine having an array of healthful and yummy broths, consommes and soups at your fingers all year long. These help in hydrating and  nourishing, as well as in detoxing and cleansing. It sounds too good to be true but it can be done. A new cookbook can show soup lovers and concerned eaters how to.

The cookbook is called Souping(Random House Publishing) and was written by Allison Velasquez who is an authority on souping or living on soups to nourish and cleanse the body. This is a great book for those who are into the Paleo bone broths  as well as those who detox their bodies on a regular basis. There is an entire guide on that with helpful hints about how to ease in and out of one. Readers should keep in mind that the cleanses are not just for losing weight. They're also geared for improving both body and mind. The ingredients are not only seasonal - all four seasons of souping are here - but natural. The author recommends using purified water  along with coconut oil. There is suggestions about what herbs to use for flavoring along with using sea salt. What not to use? Bouillon cubes. If you have to make your own broth, use chicken or beef, whether from leftover roasts or from your local butcher.Soupers will fi d it easier to make the spring, summer and fall broths and soups . Winter is a bit trickier,because all the ingredients must be fresh.

How is it making soups and broths by season? Spring and summer sound more like drinks, Many are fruit based and may take some getting used to by traditionally minded home chefs.There is a bright , sunny colored mango. Serrano pepper gives it zing.This last also figures heavily in a pineapple and kale pottage. Are there any traditional soups? Yes, but they don;t have the chunks of meat, veggies or pasta that  most are used to cooking and eating.A winter root vegetable soup is the perfect chill chaser. There is a nice mix of sweet potatoes, butternut squash and parsnips, flavored with onions and garlic. A vegetable broth will basil can be made year round and it's brightened up with the juice of four lemons. What about the bone broths. These are the best for you. and Ms Velazquez gives a good one, a mix of beef and turkey zinged up with tomato paste and apple cider vinegar. Home chefs could also try a chicken broth with jalapeno peppers, not the usual consomme.

Souping is not just  making and eating soup on a cold winter's day.It's also cleansing and fortifying the body.This new cookbook and how to will help you do that. with guidance and car

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