This is an important recipe because it’s the base of the Phase 1 soups on the Lyme Inflammation Diet. Phase 1 doesn’t allow for some vegetables that are in most commercially made vegetable stocks, such as tomatoes because they are a part of the nightshade* family. That said, you would be hard-pressed to find a commercially made vegetable stock that only uses Phase 1 allowable foods. The recipe makes 1 1/2 quarts so if you plan to make a lot of soup in the upcoming weeks, double the recipe. You can always freeze the excess.
* Nightshades have a higher risk of causing inflammation so are not introduced back until Phase 3 of the diet.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 leeks, well rinsed and chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup fresh chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 4 ounces green beans
- 12 sprigs parsley
- 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 quarts filtered water
- Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot or stockpot over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, or until hot.
- Sauté the onion, garlic and leeks in the oil for 7 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients, and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours.
- Place a strainer or colander in a 5-quart pot or bowl. Pour the soup and vegetables into the strainer. Press the vegetables with the back of a large spoon, mashing them into puree. Scrape the puree from the sieve into the bowl of stock. This will thicken the stock and add flavor to the broth.
Tags: vegetable stock
- Get Healthy and Lose Weight with the 60 Day Challenge
- Lyme Disease Cookbook Wins “Best of Show” in Annual Juried Exhibition
- Keeping Your Kids Safe from Ticks Without Taking away Their Fun
- Why Join Our 60 Day Challenge?
- Treat the Bite & Early Symptoms to Prevent Chronic Lyme Disease
- Food Stylist to Stars Uses Expertise to Bring Lyme Patients Relief
- 7 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Eating on a Restricted Diet
- A Delicious Thanksgiving Meal on a Restricted Diet
- Lyme Camp Wrap Up
- Prevention is Our Best Defense Against Lyme Disease