Thursday, September 3, 2009

Join me in trying the Cabbage Soup Diet.

Well I'm going to try this - they say you can lose 9 lbs in 11 days. This will only be part of my strategy, and I'll talk about the other tactics as we go along.
I hope you will join me and comment on your results. I sure could use the support. : )

The link above will take you to the program on line; however, I have made a few changes to the soup recipe to make it a bit healthier.

Cabbage Soup recipe:
- chopped onions (6 green or one large leek or sweet onion)
- 5 or more cloves of garlic chopped
- 2 jalapenos chopped (optional)
- 2 green peppers chopped
- 2 large cans of diced tomatoes
- one head of cabbage chopped
- whole bunch of parsley or cilantro chopped
- whole bag of carrots sliced
- whole container of mushrooms sliced (use a variety if you like)
- whole bunch of celery sliced
- organic broth in a box (beef, chicken, veggie - your choice)
- 64 oz bottle of V8
- 3 tbl of Worcestershire Sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- tumeric, and curry powder with the cilantro for an eastern flavor
- chili powder, cumin with the cilantro for a Mexican flavor
- oregano and basil with the parsley for an Italian flavor

Assembling the soup.
Heat large kettle and add 3 - 4 tablespoons of olive oil or organic coconut oil.
Saute the garlic, peppers and onions and mushrooms.
Add savory spices if using them and saute a few minutes to release flavors.
Add all other ingredients and enough water to cover vegetables.
Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 hours.

Cool enough to handle then divide into glass jars or containers to store in the fridge.


Tomorrow is my first official day. Wish me luck. Better yet - join me and I'll wish us both luck. Be sure to check out the web site for all the details.

Tomorrow I'll tell you some of the other tricks I'm using. I'll also let you know as we go along, how effective this all is.

See you tomorrow.

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