Recipe of the week: Hippocrates soup
The Gerson Therapy eliminates a lot of foods from your diet, but it also states that you must eat certain foods each day. One of those is the special Hippocrates soup, which Gerson patients are instructed to eat twice a day – for lunch and dinner. Lucky for me it’s winter at the moment and I’m often in the mood for soup. I’m sure there will be plenty more hissy fits had at the dinner table during summer when all I want is a fresh prawn and avocado salad. Spare a thought for my poor family.
This soup is surprisingly tasty, but it’s also functional. It’s designed to strengthen the immune system and flush out the kidneys. Who doesn’t need their kidneys flushed?
1 medium celery knob or 3-4 stalks of celery
1 medium parsley root – if available (if not, add extra celery)
garlic as desired
2 small leeks (if not available, replace with 2 medium onions)
1 kilo of tomatoes
2 medium onions
a little parsley
What to do:
Do not peel any of these special soup vegetables, just wash and scrub them well. Cut the vegetables coarsely. Place vegetables in a four-litre stainless steel pot, cover them with purified water and simmer slowly for 2 hours. Put the cooked vegetables through a food mill in small portions. Vary the amount of water used for cooking according to taste and desired consistency. Add a bit of crushed garlic to serve.
Note: For other recipes that call for soup stock, use the liquid from this special soup.
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