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Vegetable Soup Recipe for Spring Allergy Prevention

This is a vegetable soup recipe I tried today. The spice mixture is very close to the one I described in this article about how to prevent spring allergies. I modified it just slightly. When I am cooking for my taste, I reduce the coriander and fennel and I increase the cumin and black pepper.

My Newest Leafy Greens Recipe

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This dish is similar to saag, the delicious Indian dish made with spinach. I changed the recipe slightly today and it turned out to be the best saag I have ever tasted. I served it over brown basmati rice and it was a delicious meal. I felt like I had walked in to a top notch Indian restaurant for dinner. :)

The ingredients are:
4 cups of water
3 pounds (approximately) of leafy greens such as kale, collards or red swish chard (I use any leafy greens)
5-6 leaves (or more) of red cabbage
2 large carrots
2 large pieces of celery
1 large broccoli stalk (peeled to removed tough fibrous outer layer) or broccoli florets
optional -- 1 medium Jerusalem artichoke (Sunchoke)
optional -- a couple big handfuls of broccoli sprouts
1 small piece of fresh yellow ginger
other vegetables can be added too

4 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 small yellow onion
1 inch piece of fresh yellow ginger
2 cloves of garlic

Easy Rice and Dal Recipe

This is what I cook when I don't have time to make anything that requires much effort:

1/2 cup organic brown basmati rice
1 cup organic yellow dal (split, hulled green mung beans)
6 cups water

1-2 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 tsp natural mineral salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
pinch hing
optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
optional: 1/4 tsp of ground fennel

Directions:
bring water to a boil
rinse rice and dal
add rice and dal to boiling water, bring back to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for one hour
add the ghee and spices, stir and serve
That's it!

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World's Best Kitchari Recipe?

Here is my kitchari recipe, as written up by a friend who watched me cook it. As you'll see, he is a bit of a geek and he has a sense of humor. I added a few notes as indicated by "[David]"

Ingredients:

6-7 cups of water
2/3 cup brown organic Basmati rice
2/3 cup whole organic green dal (optionally soaked in water for up to an hour)
2/3 cup Garbonzo beans soaked overnight preferably

1 cup (approximately) fresh Green beans
1/2 cup (approximately) shredded carrots
1/2 cup (approximately) zuchinni

A New Kale Recipe

This dish is similar to saag, the delicious Indian dish made with spinach.

The ingredients are:
4 cups of water
4 pounds of leafy greens such as kale, collards or even red swish chard (I use any leafy greens)
2 large carrots
2 large pieces of celery
other vegetables on hand and in season. I have used yellow squash, zucchini, broccoli and even Jerusalem artichokes and a radish

4 tbsp Ancient Organics ghee
1 small yellow onion
1 inch piece of fresh yellow ginger
1 clove of garlic

3 tsp cumin seeds
3 tsp turmeric (ground)
1/4 tsp fenugreek
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp black pepper (ground)
pinch of hing
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
1-3 tbsp coconut flakes
6 tsp sucanat or other natural sugar (not honey!)
3-4 tsp sea salt or natural mineral salt

Directions:
wash the greens and add to the boiling water in a large pot
chop the other vegetables and add to the same pot; cover with a lid